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Raymond Felton, New York Knicks
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10. player. 27. . Point guard. 2010-11/2012-14. Raymond Felton

There are two parts to Raymond Felton‘s tenure in New York, with the burly point guard faring well in both instances.

The first came under Mike D’Antoni with Amar’e Stoudemire as the leading man in 2010-11. Felton thrived with these two, forming a devastating two-man game with STAT and spearheading a Knicks offense ranked second in points per game with 106.2 a night.

That season saw the North Carolina product averaged a career-high 9.0 assists per game in 54 contests for the Knicks. Like most players, he really seemed to thrive playing under D’Antoni. While Stoudemire at the time was still one of the most feared rim-runners in the game, he was a perfect target for the pass-first Felton.

Following a departure and then subsequent return to the Big Apple in 2012, Felton was at it again, only this time with Tyson Chandler as his partner and crime. The two had such great chemistry playing off each other, with the 7-foot-1 high-flyer setting perfect screens and Felton always throwing pinpoint accurate lob passes.

He played a big part in the Knicks squad that won 53 games during the 2012-13 season, tasked with initiating an offense that ranked first in the league in both three-pointers made and attempted.

Despite his inconsistent play at times, Felton should hold a special place in the hearts of Knicks fans everywhere. His passing wasn’t always talked about among the elites, but he played a part in two of the more terrifying pick-and-roll combos in the league, which was a large reason he was part of two of the more successful Knicks teams of the decade.