Suns deal Telfair to Raptors for Haddadi, draft pick

Posted Feb 21, 2013 10:50 PM

The Phoenix Suns have traded point guard Sebastian Telfair to the Toronto Raptors for center Hamed Haddadi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.

The pick will be the later of either the Sacramento or Toronto selections.
Telfair lost his job as backup to Goran Dragic when the Suns parted ways with coach Alvin Gentry, and interim coach Lindsey Hunter opted for rookie Kendall Marshall. It will be the seventh team for Telfair since he came to the NBA directly out of high school in 2004.
Haddadi is a 7-foot-2 Iranian who was dealt to Toronto by Memphis as part of the trade that sent Rudy Gay to the Raptors. Haddadi has played in just 13 games this season, all for Memphis, averaging 1.2 points and 1.8 rebounds.