New York Knicks: 5 Reasons Raymond Felton Deserves to Be an All-Star

January 27th, 2011 by Lance Morrison Leave a reply »
Raymond Felton came to the bright lights of Broadway from the Charlotte Bobcats, where despite making the playoffs, he and his teammates languished in relative obscurity.

Thriving as a ballplayer in New York is more than simply surviving the onslaught of media attention without allowing it to neither swell nor diminish the player's ego.

There are also the hoards of savvy fans who know what players are supposed to do and let them know in no uncertain terms when they're not doing it up to New York standards.

In New York there's very little middle ground and no place to hide from the spotlight. Players flourish or falter, survive and thrive or crash and burn.

Raymond Felton came to New York and is enjoying the finest statistical season in this, the sixth year of his NBA career. Last season Felton led the Charlotte Bobcats to the playoffs for the first time in their seven-year history.

Last off season the Knicks gutted their roster in anticipation of needing salary cap space to sign LeBron James. After James announced he would take his talents to South Beach, the Knicks signed Raymond Felton.

Felton is one of the l ...

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