5 Reasons Raymond Felton Is Better Fit for NY Knicks Than Jeremy Lin

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5 Reasons Raymond Felton Is Better Fit for NY Knicks Than Jeremy Lin
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After the New York Knicks' front office signed Raymond Felton and let overnight sensation Jeremy Lin go to the Houston Rockets, fans were understandably disappointed. Lin had taken the city by storm, and every indication that had been given stated that he would return. Unfortunately, the money was too much and Felton thus came aboard.

Felton turned some heads shortly after he signed his contract when he said that he was better than Lin, even after having the worst season of his career with the Portland Trail Blazers. Seeing as how the Knicks are now 16-5 and the best team in the Eastern Conference, it's hard to say that he was wrong.

The former Tar Heel has been a great fit in head coach Mike Woodson's system, forming great on-court relationships with teammates Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler while also pulling his weight in the scoring department. His role in the offense is playing a key role in the Knicks' success, and his continued consistency will be essential to how the team performs down the stretch.

Lin, on the other hand, is struggling mightily in Houston and only recently recaptured the "Linsanity" that earned him his current contract.

Thus, as much as some Linsanity fans may hate to admit it, Felton was actually right about being better than Lin.

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