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With Nash out of picture, Knicks trying to bring back Felton

Jul 5, 2012, 11:38 AM EST

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The Knicks lost out on their target — they thought they were the front-runners for Steve Nash, but he chose being close to his family over his second home in New York.

So now the Knicks are looking at bringing back Raymond Felton, tweets Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Knicks have emerged as favorites to sign Raymond Felton, the Daily News has learned.

This would be a solid get for the Knicks, Felton may be the best point left on the market. He and Jeremy Lin — who the Knicks will pay plenty to keep — form a good duo at the one spot.

Felton was a Knick for the half a season — the time the Knicks were Amare Stoudemire’s team before the Carmelo Anthony trade. Felton was part of the package shipped to Denver, then he played last season in Portland where he never felt comfortable.

That half a season with the Knicks he averaged 17.1 points and 9 assists per game with a PER of 17.3. But this is a very different Knicks team and offense now that runs the ball through Carmelo Anthony a lot more. The Knicks would be smart to run some Felton/Stoudemire pick-and-rolls in the offense if they land him.

  1. dysraw1 - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    well if your gonna keep J Lin then Ray is a good man to go along with him

  2. effymaister06 - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    I agree 100% they would compliment each other very well, although felton has gotta raise his shooting percentage by alot from last year

  3. limonadamas - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Felton was HORRIBLE last season. did anyone watch him play? this is a terrible consolation prize compared to Nash… but I guess it’s an upgrade compared to Baron Davis.

    • effymaister06 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      the system he was in was asking him to score first and pass second which is not his style, thats why he worked in denver and new york.

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Jul 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM

      Portland is where guys go to die. Last year means nothing.

      • knightrider1755 - Jul 5, 2012 at 4:11 PM

        He wasn’t that great in Denver either.

    • gepsep - Jul 5, 2012 at 3:22 PM

      What? when he was with the knics before all star break, he was Kenny Smith’s and Charles Barkley’s pick for all star reserve…trades messed him up cause he wanted to be with the knicks…
      anyway still to this day since Melo is in NY the knicks are not fun to watch…

  4. cantonbound13 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Good move if he’s in shape

  5. jetstizzi85 - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Good move for NY….his half season with them was a good one and now he will be asked to do less than before. Solid PG off the bench for the Knicks

  6. numbersdude - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    the one aspect of the trade to get Melo was that Felton was part of the package….this guy can play…like anything else motivation is key…and he will have plenty being back at the Garden…I hope we land him!

  7. numbersdude - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    s/b the one aspect of the trade to get Melo I regretted

  8. lakerluver - Jul 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

    What team HASN’T Felton played for?!!

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