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OKC Thunder: Three reasons the Thunder is adding Sebastian Telfair

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 3, 2014

/articleid/4985419/1/pictures/2846362">Photo - Depth. Experience. Cost. Three reasons why the Thunder went for Sebastian Telfair. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Depth. Experience. Cost. Three reasons why the Thunder went for Sebastian Telfair. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Cost. Let’s be honest. This is the main reason the Thunder targeted Telfair. He’s cheap labor. He has intriguing qualities in addition to coming at a relatively inexpensive price. But the cap-friendly veteran minimum of about $1.3 million that Telfair is set to earn is the primary reason the Thunder is bringing him in. Telfair is an addition that accomplishes a few things, but mostly he keeps the Thunder’s costs down as the team looks to stay under the tax threshold again this season.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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