Raymond Felton was another key addition to this New York Knicks' roster. However, many people considered this acquisition a gamble considering Felton's lack of production last season.
In his 60 games with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, Felton averaged 11.4 points per game, the lowest points-per-game average of his career.
Raymond acknowledged that he played poorly last season, and a big reason for that was that he came to camp overweight. He's always been a stocky point guard, but last year he appeared to have ballooned because of the lockout.
Fortunately for the Knicks, Felton's stock wasn't too high and New York acquired him for relatively nothing.
Since coming back to Madison Square Garden for his second stint, Felton appears more comfortable than he has been in the last two years. He's running Mike Woodson's system perfectly, and he's even allowed Amar'e Stoudemire to flourish in a few games—the pick-and-roll these two run is just flawless.
Felton had an excellent December, posting up 17.2 points per game along with 5.8 assists.
At the beginning of that month, Ray showed just why the Knicks were right taking the risk on him. He dropped 27 points, seven assists and four rebounds on December 6 against the Miami Heat.
With this kind of point guard play, it's the start to what could be something special.