Why Raymond Felton Is Being Grossly Overrated by NY Knicks Fans

November 27th, 2012 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »
And just when you thought you got the steal of the summer.

Raymond Felton is like that $20 gold watch you buy from a dude on the street.

It looks good, so you start rocking it out for a few weeks, earn some compliments from chicks who confuse left with right...maybe even start rolling your sleeves up a little higher than usual. You're feeling good about yourself, and you're getting used to it.

But a few days later the band unravels and the hands stop rotating, and you realize why the watch cost $20 to begin with.

Felton isn't new to the league. This will be his eighth year as a pro. There's a reason he was expendable to Charlotte, Denver and Portland. There's a reason he's been a short-term contract guy. And there's a reason he's making the same amount as Steve Novak.

I think it's fair to say that we know who Raymond Felton is by now, and that's not an All-Star reserve point guard.

Let's look at his complete body of work, not counting the half-year he spent under Mike D'Antoni, which turned out to be a glaring outlier on the map (not to mention only 54 games of 547).

In six and a half years with Charlotte, ...

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