It wasn’t all that long ago when Raymond Felton was a solid NBA player, though after a few rough seasons with the New York Knicks, many are down on the point guard. It’s an understandable stance given his dipping win share over the past few seasons.
Still, at just 30-years-old, Raymond Felton is ready to turn the page on his sub-par time in the Big Apple and recapture the magic he experienced early in his career. He’s hoping to do that with the Dallas Mavericks, who acquired the point in a trade which also sent Tyson Chandler to Big D this offseason.
Some questioned if the Mavericks would be interested in keeping Felton, let alone giving him very much floor time, but the former North Carolina star says he can still play.
“I still can play. I still can play this game at this level,” said Raymond Felton. “I can still play this game as an elite point guard at this level. … When you come off a season like I had last season, it’s always a point that you’ve got to prove to yourself coming back the next year. And trust me, I look forward to it.”
While he still might be able to play, it’s questionable as to where he’ll fit in the Dallas Mavericks rotation.
With both Devin Harris and Jameer Nelson on the roster and Monta Ellis likely switching between the point guard and shooting guard positions, floor time may be limited for Felton so he’ll need to use his skills effectively to carve out a bigger role.