July 6, 2006 Reports from the Celtics practice facility have been that Telfair and Jefferson have already forged a bond and are working the pick and roll quite well. With Big Al having great hands and Bassy able to send bullet passes to the open man, things could be very exciting for Celtics fans this season. Is anyone else excited about the prospect of Al, Perk, Pierce, Gomes, Green, Tony and West playing with a fast breaking PG who can run the pick and roll?
Telfair, according to Jefferson, may be that important an addition. Both came out of high school to join the NBA draft in 2004, and the two are already old friends.
“I’ve been playing with and against Sebastian since high school, and I have nothing but good things to say about him,” said Jefferson, who combined with his new teammate for several nice sequences during yesterday’s scrimmage.
At one point, after setting a pick on the right elbow for Telfair, Jefferson cut down the lane. Telfair fired a bullet pass past three defenders and hit the palm of Jefferson’s right hand for an easy layup the moment he reached the basket.
Jefferson is excited by the promise in this new collaboration. He only hopes that when Ainge’s work is finally completed, he’s allowed to keep working with Telfair.
“I love what we’re doing out there,” Jefferson said. “When you work a pick-and-roll with (Telfair), great things happen. You look to get those great passes all of the time.” [More] source: Herald
If Telfair can continue to impress with the varsity team, watch out!!! Picture this scenario in your mind--Jefferson sets a pick for Sebastian and rolls toward the basket. Telfair drives toward the basket and sees an opening to skip a bounce pass to the cutting Jefferson. But out of the corner of his eye, he sees Gerald Green sprinting towards the basket from the opposite baseline, and in an instant, Telfair throws up a quick lob and Gerald simultaneously leaps off the ground to catch the ball in midair above the rim, and slam home a highlight reel alley oop. The crowd goes wild, but Jefferson gives Telfair the mean stare for not giving him the ball ;D