February 25, 2013
Telfair pumped to Raptors playoff chase
By MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

Raptors new guard Sebastian Telfair can't wait to get going with his new team. (REUTERS)

Sebastian Telfair is in his ninth year in the NBA and with his eighth team, but as well-travelled as he might be, coming to a new team is always an adjustment.

“You don’t get used to it, definitely not in the middle of the season,” Telfair said in his first availability with Toronto media, a date that was pushed back a day as Telfair battled a flu bug.

“But basketball is a team sport so you need that time to jel with your team,” he said. “You need to go to training camp with your guys and work hard and kind of build something.”

Fortunately for Telfair the locker room in Toronto isn’t completely foreign territory. He has prior relationships form summer workouts with the likes of Rudy Gay and Kyle Lowry, but there’s still a feeling out period one has to go through when you first join a team and Telfair is more familiar with it than most.

 



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