Adam Zagoria, Team Reporter
And that’s putting it politely.
“Felton is the worst starting point guard in the NBA,” one NBA executive, whose team recently played the Knicks, told SNY.tv. “I’d take 10 college point guards and about 30 NBA backups over him right now.”
Felton is ranked No. 48 among 50 point guards, according to CBSSports.com.
The Knicks traded their first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft to the Nuggets in the Carmelo Anthony deal. Ironically, DraftExpress.com currently has the Nuggets selecting Syracuse freshman point guard Tyler Ennis at No. 9 with that pick.
Syracuse is currently 22-0 and No. 1 in the nation.
“[Ennis] is better than Felton,” one NBA scout said.
Anthony, a Syracuse product, is so enamored with Ennis that he hopes he stays another year at Syracuse which, of course, would prevent him from joining the Nuggets — or any NBA team — next season.
As for Felton, he went for 9 points and 7 assists in a 117-90 rout of the Nuggets, buying him some praise for at least another day.
“Whenever he is finding guys, getting in the lane with penetration, it clearly helps our offense,” Tyson Chandler said of Felton. “Raymond has all of the tools. He has to understand that his whole team is behind him and we believe him.”
The same can’t be said for the rest of the teams in the NBA.
Adam Zagoria covers the New York Knicks and Big East hoops for NBA.com and SNY.tv. He also appears as a Big East Basketball Insider on SNY and 1050 ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter and read his blog.