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Nets, Suns, Blazers and Knicks on Raymond Felton’s radar

Jun 22, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

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Free agent point guard Raymond Felton wants to play in a system that works for him next year.

Of course, what he really wants to do is get the largest paycheck possible. But after that it’s about fit — he wants to be in an up-tempo offense again, Felton told (which is the combined site for several South Carolina media outlets (via

Felton said the ideal system for him would be similar to the fast-paced style the New York Knicks used when he was with the team two years ago.

New York is among the places he says he could end up next season. He says Portland also is still in the mix along with Phoenix and (Brooklyn).

Phoenix may need a point guard if Steve Nash leaves. New York is not going to be up-tempo and you know the offense is not running through the point guard on that team, so the fit is odd. Portland and Brooklyn could be good fits and have cap space but both teams are going through roster shuffling that makes it hard to predict.

And if some other team swoops in with a good offer, Felton will follow the trail of dollar bills wherever it leads him.

  1. knightrider1755 - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Can’t believe he wants to go back to the Knicks after the way he and the others were jettisoned
    by the franchise for Melo. He must be on “bath salts”. He’ll be lucky to find a suitor. Last season he gained a lot of weight and was ineffective for Portland. At one point he lost his starting job to Jamal Crawford. Perhaps he can return to Charlotte.

  2. daburgh1985 - Jun 22, 2012 at 8:54 AM

    My laker boys could def use Felton, so much for sessions being the answer….if u ask me, he was worst than a aging D. Fish

  3. acdc363 - Jun 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    This guy looked good in like 3 games this season and terrible in the other 63. I feel like he can still ball but he just needs to give it 100% every night.

  4. franchiseplaya - Jun 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    those teams may be on HIS radar but i have a feeling that he’s not on ANY teams radar.

  5. natsthecat - Jun 22, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Did you pay ANY attention whatsoever to the Blazer season last year? When “journalists” “write” stories like this one, I really wonder where the “research behind the story” has gone. Far far away it seems.
    For someone in the “media” to report that Felton would be a good fit for the Blazers is just short of criminally negligent “journalism”.
    The Enquirer has more accurate information.
    THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL FELTON IS A GOOD FIT FOR THE BLAZERS. In fact, I would give infinity to 1 odds that he will EVER play as a Blazer. Even if he signed on to play FOR FREE.

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