The New York Knicks and the Denver Nuggets conducted a block-buster trade in 2011 that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks and Raymond Felton to the Nuggets. The Knicks finally got the superstar they wanted, but they had to relinquish Felton, a free-agent they had signed the summer before.
The Knicks did not want to give up Felton in the the deal, but they could not land Anthony without including their point guard. However, two years later, the Knicks have managed to reunite Anthony and Felton. New York completed a trade with the Portland Trailblazers and Knicks fans will finally get their chance to see Anthony and Felton on the same team.
Felton will be the Knicks’ starting point guard for the upcoming season and Anthony expressed his confidence in Felton running the team with ESPN New York.
“It’s his show. The ball is in his hands. He gets the ball, we space out, we do what we have to do,” Anthony said after the Knicks scrimmage on Monday. “It makes things a lot more easier out there.”
Felton played extremely well in his short tenure with the Knicks and he formed a nice bond with Amar’e Stoudemire. Those two ran the pick-and-roll very well and the Knicks were playing with great cohesion with those two leaders.
Now in the 2012-13 season, the Knicks will have Felton, Anthony and Stoudemire running the team and those three will have the pressure of bringing glory back to the franchise.