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NBA trades 2013: Suns deal Sebastian Telfair for a draft pick

Phoenix sent Telfair, a backup point guard, to the Raptors for a protected second-round draft choice.


The Phoenix Suns acquired Marcus Morris from the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, but that move wasn't their last before the NBA trading deadline. On Thursday, Phoenix traded reserve point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for Hamed Haddadi and a future second-round draft choice. However, the Suns may release Haddadi rather than keep him for the balance of the season, reports John Gambadoro of SportsTalk 620.

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Telfair signed with the Suns as a free agent before the 2011-12 season and played 106 games, with three starts, in his one-plus seasons with Phoenix. He had averaged 17.3 minutes per game in 2012-13. Moving him for a draft pick frees up more playing time for Kendall Marshall, the point guard who has made just 21 appearances in his rookie season out of North Carolina.

According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, Phoenix will receive "the latter" of the second-round draft picks belonging to the Raptors and the Sacramento Kings.

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