The Dallas Mavericks acquired New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton in the trade that brought Tyson Chandler back to the organization. Felton had some lingering gun charges to sort out. On Wednesday Felton pleaded guilty, according to the Associated Press.
Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon under an agreement prosecutors outlined last month. He was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.
Felton was arrested in February. Authorities said his estranged wife’s lawyer brought a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a police precinct and said it was his.
Felton was charged under a state law that bans many large-capacity ammunition magazines. Prosecutors said Felton’s could hold about 20 rounds.
That could have the Mavericks re-thinking whether or not to hold on to Felton, especially with Dallas being set to add veteran point guard Jameer Nelson.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sayd that isn’t the case, they’re looking to keep him on the roster for the upcoming season.
Mark Cuban tells me Mavs are absolutely not looking to dump Raymond Felton. "We like him and think he will have a great year," Cuban said.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 23, 2014
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