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Back in the 2010-11 season, Raymond Felton was a revelation for the New York Knicks, so surely it would make sense to bring him back for less than half of what he was earning back then, right?
Though Felton had a great relationship with Amar'e Stoudemire for a few months in New York and almost ended up as an All-Star, that level of play can't be expected from him consistently.
Since coming out of North Carolina, those few months he spent with the Knicks have been the only ones where he's looked anything like the player he was expected to be when drafted fifth overall in 2005.
You may remember Felton's good times in New York—and there were quite a few—but Felton's performances towards the end of his tenure as a Knick, and after the Carmelo Anthony trade, are much more telling of who he really is.
Felton was clearly unhappy in Denver when he was made back-up to the more impressive Ty Lawson, and you'd have to think his reaction would be the same if made to sit behind another promising point guard in Jeremy Lin.
It even got to the point in Denver where they had to trade him away to the Trail Blazers for Andre Miller, who really thrived in that same back-up role this past season.
In Portland, Felton came into the season overweight, showing little work ethic and having the worst year of his wholly underwhelming career.
This year's free agency class presents to the Knicks many better veteran point guard options—Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Andre Miller included—and the only situation in which Felton should be considered is if all three go elsewhere.