Raymond Felton has proved he is not only a blow-average point guard this season, he is now proving to be pointless. Felton can’t seem to shoot well on the court and his recent handgun episode off the court shows how low this season has gotten for him.
Today the New York Post reported that Felton was arrested after his wife turned in an illegal, armor-piercing handgun that belonged to Felton. Ariane Raymondo-Felton reportedly filed for divorce from Felton earlier this year. The Post reports:
“‘The wife is saying they had four verbal altercations since July last year. On the last one, he pointed a gun at her. It’s an armor-piercing gun, loaded. It’s a bad ass gun,’” a law enforcement source told The Post.
It’s unfortunate that this happened, and surely people will question the Knicks organization for their decision-making. They allowed Jeremy Lin to walk away, a good God-fairing person for this pointless guard.
Now in fairness to Felton, he is not a terrible point guard; he would make a decent backup in the NBA, but with Jason Kidd now gone, his weaknesses have been exposed. Why else start two point guards? It only worked last year because of Jason Kidd. Reporters keep talking small ball; small ball now coaches Brooklyn.
Now what does the Knick brass do? Felton is making himself even more untradeable. If they would have sat Iman Shumpert one game, he would not have hurt his knee, they would have had a new point guard, and Felton would be someone else’s headache.
Felton plays because he is Carmelo Anthony’s boy. His role: give the ball to Anthony. The Knicks are in turmoil. Now with Beno Udrih gone, who can they turn to?
Steve Mills, you have done nothing but be James Dolan’s puppet. You could have done so much. Kyle Lowry would have turned your season around, but no, you stuck with Felton, a gangster wannabe. Shame on you, Knicks organization.
Knicks’ officials did not respond to requests for comment.
Felton isn’t the first high-profile New York athlete to be busted on gun charges. Remember Giants star Plaxico Burress was busted after a pistol he had tucked in his waistband went off in a Manhattan nightclub in 2008, wounding him in the leg. Where did he end up? He served 21 months in prison before he was released in June 2011. What happened to his career? Guys, when you make $10 million you don’t need a gun. You can afford to hire a body guard. We need to now hire a true point guard. I miss you Beno.
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