Knicks Rumors: Raymond Felton Would Be a Mediocre Fit for New York
According to the New York Post, Felton is likely to be the team's target in free agency if their attempt to lure Steve Nash fails.
Because the Knicks probably can’t pay Nash to revive former Suns running mate Amar’e Stoudemire, general manager Glen Grunwald will reconnect Sunday with another point guard in Felton who has flourished with the maligned power forward.
Making matters worse, Jeremy Lin may not end up with the Knicks next year, according to ESPN.com's Chris Broussard, due to a possible "poison pill" deal with the Toronto Raptors that would pay him much more than what the Knicks could offer.
According to ESPN.com, the only point guard currently on the Knicks roster is Toney Douglas. If you're not a devout Knicks fan, then you don't know who he is. If you're wondering whether or not Douglas has the chops to get the job done...he doesn't.
So, to sum things up so far, the Knicks want Nash but can't afford him, want Lin but may not be able to afford him and are at this point considering bringing in Felton to start instead.
Granted, Felton does have a previous working relationship with Amar'e Staudemire. They worked well together when they both played for the Knicks under Mike D'Antoni a couple of years ago.
How many games will the Knicks win if Felton is their starting point guard in 2012-2013?
Felton has since faded, though. He has been a shadow of his former self the past couple of seasons with the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers, and it's foolish to think that he'll suddenly revert back to form once he arrives in New York again.
The Knicks need to re-sign Lin. Felton isn't a bad option as a backup, but he's not the missing piece that will lift them over the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. If they lose Lin and fail to land Nash, they are looking at another mediocre season ahead of them in 2013.
Maybe the Knicks are holding their breath to land Chris Paul next summer? One can always dream, I suppose.
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