The 2013-14 season was a disaster for the New York Knicks.
After going 54-28 and earning the second seed in the Eastern Conference (and then defeating the Boston Celtics in six games in the first round of the playoffs before falling to the Indiana Pacers in the second round in six games), the Knicks went 37-45 last season and now face the very real threat of losing their best player, star forward Carmelo Anthony.
One of the reasons for the Knicks’ poor play last season was the point guard position. Starter Raymond Felton regressed from the 2012-13 season. He saw his shooting percentage from the field drop from 42.7% to 39.5%, his shooting percentage from beyond the arc drop from 36.0% to 31.8% and his free throw percentage drop from 78.9% to 72.1%.
With Jason Kidd retired from the Knicks to take the head coaching job with the Brooklyn Nets, the Knicks no longer had leadership and no longer had stability behind Felton in the back court.
The Knicks reportedly tried to trade Felton during the season with Jameer Nelson of the Orlando Magic perhaps being one of their targets.
Two weeks ago, another report surfaced involving Felton, claiming that the Knicks had already informed Felton he was going to be traded.
However, according to Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal, Jackson has not told any players they will be traded.
Phil says he hasn’t yet told any players they’ll be moved or traded this offseason.
— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) May 30, 2014
Felton averaged 9.7 points, 5.6 assists, 3.0 assists and 1.2 steals per game last season.