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Knicks acquire Raymond Felton from Trail Blazers, let Jeremy Lin go to Rockets

07/14/2012 at 8:05 pm By

The New York Knicks made a move Saturday to secure a point guard, although not the one everyone expected. The Knicks have picked up Raymond Felton via sign-and-trade from the Portland Trail Blazers for Jared Jeffries and Dan Gadzuric, as reported by Frank Isola of the NY Daily News.┬áThe Knicks also pick up veteran Kurt Thomas to complete the deal. Acquiring Felton will most likely lead to the Knicks declining to match the Houston Rockets offer sheet for restricted free agent Jeremy Lin. Felton’s deal is for a reported $10 million over three years.

Felton had a disappointing season for the Trail Blazers in 2011-2012, averaging only 11.4 ppg and 6.5 assists. Felton played for the Knicks for half of the 2010-2011 season and averaged 17.1 ppg and 9 apg before New York sent him to the Nuggets as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade.

Felton was drafted 5th overall out of North Carolina by the Bobcats in 2005. For his career, Felton has averaged 13.4 ppg and 6.7 assists in seven seasons with the Bobcats, Knicks, Nuggets and Trail Blazers.

-ALR

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5 Comments so far

  1. Richard

    on 07/14/2012 - Reply

    The cheap NY Knicks will always be a loser.
    Can’t pull the trigger on Lin. New York
    claims to be the most knowledgeable city and
    fans in the USA. NYC is a dead city when it
    comes to basketball. No one player or team
    college or pro can compete with anyone. The Knicks will again not fill up the seats.
    The Knicks are the Chicago Cubs of the NBA.

    • jw

      on 07/15/2012 - Reply

      Ya not everyone can be as smart as you,
      commenting on something that hasnt been done and doesnt have to be done until Tuesday…
      Guess some more for us cuz thats all your doing.

  2. Mark

    on 07/15/2012 - Reply

    Not a smart move by the Knicks. Say what you want about Lin, but he was a fan favorite and filled the seats. He would have Jason Kidd as a mentor and would’ve improved. Knicks management, specifically their GM failed the fanbase with this move. Now the Nets are definitely the best team in NYC.

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  3. cane

    on 07/16/2012 - Reply

    if u think the fans wont fill the garden becuase jeremy lin isnt on the team u are fuckin nuts. this is a fanbase that filled that garden 85-90 percent capacity for over 10 years of losing basketball. season tix have been sold out before he got here and will be after he is long gone. all u badnwagon fans goto brooklyn–this fanbase doesnt need U

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