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Raymond Felton likely to return to Knicks lineup Saturday

Jan 23, 2013, 11:39 AM EST

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The Knicks miss Raymond Felton running the point. They miss his ability to run the pick-and-roll, to get to the rim and create points while Carmelo Anthony rests. They miss his defense (mostly because his subs Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni are old and not athletic).

Looks like the Knicks will get that chance Saturday.

Felton is targeting a return Saturday when the Knicks take on the 76ers, according to ESPNNewYork.com. And they add coach Mike Woodson can’t wait.

“He’s a big piece of the puzzle,” Woodson said. “I’m not one for excuses but he drives the car in terms of how we run things.”

Felton has been out since Christmas Day with a broken pinkie finger and the Knicks are 5-6 in his absence. Felton has averaged 15.8 points and 6.7 assists per game so far this season.

  1. Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    We need his ability to press defenses with his penetration (pause) BADLY. It’s why we’ve struggled offensively since he’s been out.

    • henryd3rd - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      What’s with the We? What position do you play?

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM

        I wish I had just $10 every time some troll who only comes out at night tried to pull this tired line.

  2. archibaldnemesis - Jan 23, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    who gets left off the active roster now?

    • Mr. Wright 212 - Jan 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM

      No one needs to be left off. It’s if they sign Martin that a space needs to be created.

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