2013-14 Report Card: Raymond Felton

Felton

Harris Decker

Offense

This was not a good season for Raymond Felton. Entering his eighth season in the NBA, Felton was expected to do a lot of what he did the year before: Running the point for a team with a ton of scoring potential and helping to break down defenses. Unfortunately, he regressed in a major way. Felton finished the season with a career low 9.7 points per game, to go along with just 5.6 assists. There were 30 point guards who scored more points per game than Felton, making him worse than many second-string guards.

Felton also reverted back to the first few years of his career when it came to his field goal percentage. At no point since the second year of his career had he shot below 40 percent. This year he was at 39 percent. Putting the numbers aside, it was a miserable year for Felton. He could be seen dribbling around outside the arc before passing to either Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith or Amar’e Stoudemire. In black and white, Felton just didn’t create offense.

Defense

Felton is another guy not known for his defensive skills. That being said, the Knicks gave up an exorbitant amount of points to opposing point guards this season. More guards than I’d like to remember scored their season highs against the Knicks and Felton was a large part of the issue. His speed doesn’t allow him to stay in front of the younger, faster breed of point guards in the NBA today. John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Brandon Knight and Kyle Lowry all tore up Felton and that is a major reason the Knicks season turned out the way it did.

Team Play

Felton ranked No. 23 in assists this year. While there were times that he helped the Knicks move the ball, there was just too much standing around in 2013-14. That has to fall at least in part on the point guard. At times, he showed chemistry with Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler, often times feeding the huge alley-oops that accounted for much of Chandlers production. There’s no doubt in my mind that with a better point guard the Knicks offense could have moved better, even under Mike Woodson.

Trend

The trend for Felton has to be down and the future is grim for the Knicks. Felton’s contract is one of the few that does not expire after next season. He has a player option in 2015-16 and depending on his level of play, that could make a lot of sense for him to activate. It will be interesting to see if Felton can stop his decline under Phil Jackson next season.




401 comments
xmenreturn
xmenreturn

YIKES! Sterling puts out a statement that the words on the tape is not consistent with his views and etc!  That's not what a sane human being say when they didn't do it!   Why not that wasn't me or those were surely not my words period because I would never say such a thing and etc?  Who cares if the woman was embezzling money from him. We just know if he indeed made those statements to her. 

dagawd
dagawd

They might give V.C 6th man just for that shot

dagawd
dagawd

VC finally makes a Big 3

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Oh my God Vince Carter won a playoff game in the clutch!  I'm totally without words!

brookdon
brookdon

Why would Carlisle blow a timeout before the in bound?

brookdon
brookdon

Where was this Ginobli vs the Heat?

dagawd
dagawd

If phil doesn't fix the knicks, they will suck until dolan sells the team..

dagawd
dagawd

Job well done, they got the masses talking bout Donald, Great job, these people running the show are great.......

Chris
Chris

@Sandro Guedes  Just had to slip that in. And what kind of equal value great puba do you expect to get back? You profess  to be acutely intelligent and all knowledgable, and you sound like a trolling hater, sort of Debbie downer

dagawd
dagawd

@xmenreturn  That witch just got her rank up with the people that controls the entertainment world

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd   LOLI have always had him and his cousin T-MAC as the biggest playoff chokers!  Not today for VC!

brookdon
brookdon

Death sentence for Sterling there.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd @xmenreturnTrue she might be just that and maybe she did try to get even of sorts.  It still does not take away from Sterling's statements. If true, he has to go and quickly. It's overshadowing the playoffs which has been rather great so far.

dagawd
dagawd

I was going to say that in my post but i left some optimism 

Art Perez
Art Perez

@dagawd @OLDKNICK  I don't "Like" any of your other posts.. but this one here is on point. 


Here's what I believe, I think this is common among NBA owners, just not expressed. Similar to politicians who get caught in scandals. The indignity and outrage from THEIR colleagues isn't about what they said but for getting CAUGHT, hence the vilification by peers. I reiterate, this is just an opinion of mine.

dagawd
dagawd

@OLDKNICK Keep the masses entertained with garbage dumb em down as much as possible and u will always rule the world.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@OLDKNICK @xmenreturn@dagawd I hear ya man!  I know everything is relative but at this day and age, I would think it would be more between the haves and have nots!  

I know in the deep south where I'm from, what you say will always be true for many.  

Art Perez
Art Perez

@OLDKNICK @dagawd  It's all a magicians trick. sleight of hand/misdirection. Get you focused over here where the real action is happening elsewhere. It's the oldest trick in the book to divert attention from the oldest issue known to man. The issue isn't about race, it's about the have's and have not's... the proletariat vs bourgeoisie. Racism is just a side effect (symptom) of the real issue (disease).

dagawd
dagawd

@OLDKNICK They set up a system deep that would have their backs thats why they created police army navy cia etc, i won't ever go against them but i can go around them

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@OLDKNICK @dagawdSo Ttue. Odd thing it's not like Magic is a poor black man!  I would think at that level it's more about wealth. But I guess ya can't change some very old folks set in their ways.  aka Clive Bundy!

dagawd
dagawd

@OLDKNICK All that law ish is words written by man, i don't take none of that serious

dagawd
dagawd

@OLDKNICK That being equal ish is the dumbest thing ever to come out cause in reality no1 is Equal, u got taller darker lighter smarter dumber etc, FoRever on my High Horse

dagawd
dagawd

@OLDKNICK Exactly this ish been going on for a longtime, Nazi power man

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@OLDKNICK WOW!  That's very deep man!  If true, Sterling has got to go and quickly.  No way the NBA can allow this and the player assoc should be in a uproar over this.  

Art Perez
Art Perez

@xmenreturn @dagawd  WISE WORDS SPOKEN BY A WISE MAN. 


@ dagawd wisdom is secondary but necessary in order to born the best part which is understanding.. both literally and figuratively.. smh.. you should know that...

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd @xmenreturnLOL I can too but I love a woman that won't let me slip and push me to be better.  Of course I can do it alone but it's better when you have some in your corner that will tell you the brutal truth when you need it even if you may think you don't want it.

dagawd
dagawd

@xmenreturn I don't need no pushing i need someone that can help me expand my mind to greater things and there aint no female smart enough for my standards, i can cook clean wash etc, many dudes can't do that so they need a women

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd @xmenreturnLOL I have to disagree on that manA good loyal women who will not take any sh#t and push ya to be your best is a great thing.  I can't stand women without any opinion on things.  They surely don't have to agree with me but at least take a stand on something. 

dagawd
dagawd

@xmenreturn I go out with the best of the worst cause smart women to my standards aint alive and they sure don't make smart enough females anymore

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd @xmenreturnLOL  That's why always I go out with smart and opinionated women to keep me honest.  Can't afford to slack! lol

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd Can you imagine your lady finding a tape of what sounds like you talking details about cheating on her and then asking you if that was you or true...........and you saying to her that those words she heard was not consistent with your view?

I have never gone out with passive women and I would be a total dead man or at the very least I wouldn't wake up the next day.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd LOL  That may be the only way to find anything funny with this. lol

dagawd
dagawd

@xmenreturn I heard dolan wants to buy if for sale

dagawd
dagawd

@1harris1  They been trying to get rid of sterling but now they got some more Dirt on him, they will take his team and send him off

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@1harris1 WOW!  I didn't even know that about Sterling!   Yet the words he put out about it not being consistent with his views is quite troubling.  That's a b.s. denial on that alone. But I will wait to hear more. It sure does not look good at this stage.

For the sake of God, I just hope he does not bring out some poor black dude to vouch for him being a good guy!  That would be quite telling!

1harris1
1harris1

@xmenreturn The word is though that Sterling's been saying this stuff for years, and the league has never done anything about it.  So if this is true, essentially, the league was willing to tolerate his racism until the comments became public.  There's some definite hypocrisy there.


The fact that the woman is a defendant in a lawsuit brought against Sterling is relevant.  One can always alter tapes to make them play the way one wants them to.  I suspect the tape is authentic, but people should wait until it's proven to be. 


Anyhow, if it's true what multiple people are claiming has been said by Sterling over the years,  it's  a bad job by the league (commissioner, players and fellow owners) that something wasn't done about this guy long ago.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd i hear ya.  This is quite deep.  It's not about a rich white dude being just jealous and doesn't what his lady to be with a black man.  
From the recording, (if him) Sterling is saying he does not care if she sleeps with a black guy (MJ) or what, he just ask her to do 1 thing which is not promote associating with one and etc.
Double YIKES!

dagawd
dagawd

@xmenreturn  Don't know the true agenda behind it but i will soon but 1 thing is for sure it was release to keep the racist hate against one another going

Chris
Chris

@xmenreturn  Hope for Melo???? If you say hope for the Knicks I agree, hope for Melo? The guy is one of the elite scorers in the game, get real

dagawd
dagawd

@xmenreturn  That use to always piss me off, got the talent to take it to the hoop but u want to take a pull up 3 or a fadeaway 3, lol

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@dagawd @xmenreturnLOL All those years those two had the talent to take it to the hoop in the clutch and they would resort for perimeter shots in the clutch and rarely make them.  Maybe there's still hope for Melo. lol My world is is a little rattled with VC being clutch today.