Thursday , Jul , 06 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Boston exercises option on Telfair, three others

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics exercised the team options on
the contracts of newly-acquired point guard Sebastian Telfair, fellow
backcourt-mate Delonte West, swingman Gerald Green and forward Al Jefferson on

The four players are now inked through the 2007-08 campaign.

Telfair was originally taken by Portland with the 13th overall selection in
the 2004 NBA Draft. He averaged 9.5 points, 3.6 assists and one steal in 68
games, 30 starts, for the Trail Blazers in his second NBA season.

Jefferson totaled 7.9 points per game and 5.1 rebounds for the Celtics in 59
contests last season. The forward had five double-doubles and recorded a
career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds at Dallas last December.

West was a first round selection by Boston in the 2004 draft. The lanky guard
averaged 11.8 points, 4.6 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 71 games,
all starts, last season. He also led all point guards in the league with 46
blocked shots.

Green was Boston’s top draft pick, the 18th overall selection, in the 2005
draft. The swingman totaled 5.2 points in 32 games last season, while scoring
a career-best 22 points at Indiana on April 12, 2006.