Feb 24, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) dribbles the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis (11) during the third quarter at Madison Square Garden. Dallas Mavericks won 110-108. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks' Raymond Felton doesn't think he'll be a distraction


 

By now, everyone has heard about the controversy surrounding New York Knicks’ point guard Raymond Felton and his gun charges.

However, since Felton is out on bail and nothing has been proved, the NBA and the Knicks will continue to let Felton participate in practice and play in games. In fact, he’ll be in Miami Thursday night when the Knicks take on the Heat.

Despite all of his problems, Felton does not think he will be a distraction.

“I want to start off by saying thank you to my teammates, thank you to the fans,” Felton told reporters after practice without taking any questions via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. “To my family, to my friends, everybody for their support in this situation. This is not a distraction to this team. I’m focusing on finishing out this season, finishing out these games with my teammates.

“As far as speaking on what’s going on off the court with me, there will be no comment. If you’ve got any questions, anything dealing with that, speak with my lawyer.”

Felton is averaging 10.4 points, 6.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.

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