Veteran guard signs contract with OKC Thunder

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OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed free agent guard Sebastian Telfair to a contract.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to welcome Sebastian to the Thunder organization and Oklahoma City community,” Executive Vice President and General Manager SamPresti said. “His competitiveness and work ethic have complimented his on-court leadership skills throughout his career, and we are excited to be able to integrate these qualities into our team.”

Telfair (6-0, 175) joins the Thunder after spending last season with Tianjin Ronggang in China where he averaged 26.1 points, 6.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds, 2.03 steals and 36.3 minutes in 35 games.

Telfair was the 13th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.

He  owns career averages of 7.4 points, 3.5 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 21.6 minutes in 548 games (192 starts) during nine seasons with Portland, Boston, Minnesota, LA Clippers, Cleveland, Phoenix and Toronto.

According to the team executives, details of the deal are not being disclosed at this time.