Raymond Felton
American basketball player
Raymond Felton
Raymond Bernard Felton, Jr. is an American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A point guard, Felton is listed at 6'1" and 205 lbs. Felton played college basketball for North Carolina under head coach Roy Williams. At North Carolina, Felton led the Tar Heels to a national championship before declaring for the NBA Draft. Felton was drafted 5th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft.
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Raymond Felton is lifting the Clippers with relentless defense
LATimes - 3 months
Raymond Felton danced around an Ed Davis screen, attached himself to C.J. McCollum’s hip and then reached up to block McCollum’s mid-range jump shot with the Clippers’ clinging to a slim fourth-quarter lead against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.  The Clippers eventually squeaked past...
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Clippers guard Raymond Felton may miss 'a couple of games' for family reasons
LATimes - 3 months
Clippers backup point guard Raymond Felton will not play against the Warriors on Wednesday, and could miss additional time because of family reasons.  “Obviously, he would be great to have, but it’s family thing,” Coach Doc Rivers said before the Clippers’ game against Golden State on Wednesday....
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Los Angeles Clippers like veteran Raymond Felton as point guard Chris Paul's backup
LATimes - 5 months
The Clippers’ 20-point lead was rapidly evaporating late in the fourth quarter Wednesday in an exhibition against the Toronto Raptors when Coach Doc Rivers called a timeout to keep the game from slipping away. Rivers smiled when he drew up a play before sending his team back onto the court, perhaps...
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Felton leads Mavericks over Nuggets in OT
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - Mavericks backup guard Raymond Felton took charge of a game filled with wild scoring swings to save Dallas from a near-disastrous loss, leading it to a 122-116 overtime victory against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night at American Airlines Center. Felton scored 10 of his 16 points on the final possession of the fourth quarter and overtime. Dallas trailed by 23 points in the second quarter, took the lead in the third only to fall behind by 14 points with more than eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter and they trailed by nine points with less than two minutes left in regulation.
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Felton Helps Short-Handed Mavericks Beat Rockets 110-98
NYTimes - over 1 year
Raymond Felton scored 23 points, Charlie Villanueva added 19 and the short-handed Dallas Mavericks beat the Houston Rockets 110-98 on Saturday night.
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8 Dallas Players Reach Double Figures, Mavs Rout Suns 111-95
NYTimes - over 1 year
Raymond Felton scored 18 points to lead eight Dallas players in double figures and the Mavericks rolled past the Phoenix Suns 111-95 on Wednesday night in the teams' season opener.
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Mavericks outlast Nuggets in double overtime
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Raymond Felton scored the winning basket with 1.5 seconds left in the second overtime as the Dallas Mavericks outlasted Denver 144-143, spoiling a 47-point performance by Nuggets' Danilo Gallinari. The Nuggets' Kenneth Faried attempted a hook shot over Felton at the buzzer but missed. Dirk Nowitzki tallied 25 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who are already assured of the number seven playoff seed in the Western Conference.
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National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Fox News - about 3 years
Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Durant had 41 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and two blocks in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 112-100 victory over the New York Knicks. Durant has scored 20 or more points in 26 consecutive games for the Thunder, who bounced back from a last-second 103-102 loss at the Orlando Magic on Friday. Reggie Jackson added 19 points and six assists for Oklahoma City, which has won nine in a row at home. Serge Ibaka tallied 16 points and nine rebounds. Amar'e Stoudemire and Raymond Felton each had 16 points for the Knicks, who have dropped four of five. Carmelo Anthony finished with 15 points on 5-of-19 shooting.
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With Felton a Step Slow, the Knicks Allow the Blazers to Run Away
NYTimes - about 3 years
Point guard Raymond Felton sat out the final 14 minutes for the Knicks, who lost a second-half lead and fell to the Nicolas Batum and the Trail Blazers.
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Knicks Beat Heat 102-92 With J.R. Smith Benched (VIDEO/PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Andrea Bargnani had 19, and the New York Knicks beat the Miami Heat 102-92 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight victory. Raymond Felton had 13 points and 14 assists for the Knicks, who seized control with a 16-2 run spanning the third and fourth quarters and beat the Heat for the fourth time in five meetings over the last two seasons. New York was second to Miami in the Eastern Conference last season when it won the series 3-1, but there was little reason to suggest the Knicks were ready to compete with the NBA champions this season. New York is only 13-22, though it has won four of five in 2014. With Tyson Chandler out sick and J.R. Smith stuck on the bench as an apparent punishment, Amare Stoudemire contributed 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench. LeBron James scored 32 points for the Heat, who played without injured starters Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier and didn't get much from Chris Bosh, who was held ...
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Felton Is Missing Shots, and Those He Guards Are Not
NYTimes - over 3 years
Hampered by a strained hamstring, point guard Raymond Felton is shooting below his career average and struggling defensively.     
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Carmelo Anthony And The Knicks' Early Season Struggles A Sign Of Things To Come
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Even a casual fan could have told you that no one expected the New York Knicks to be contenders this season. And yet their demise so early in the season at 2-4 has become so spectacular that it's hard to take your eyes off it. What has gone wrong? Carmelo Anthony and the 2-4 Knicks have predictably stumbled out of the gate. (Getty Images) It's no surprise that Carmelo Anthony, for all his scoring prowess as one of the league's most versatile power forwards, is shooting just 41 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three. We know who Carmelo is: A terrific scorer who turns the ball over a ton and continues to be a defensive matador. But the roster is so inherently flawed that it makes one wonder if the team is being purposefully sabotaged. Amar'e Stoudemire is no longer a starting-caliber player in this league. The same can be said of Kenyon Martin, who is effective as a grinder in four-minute stints, but not much else. J.R. Smith is a talented, high-volume scorer who c ...
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Bulls' Derrick Rose hits game-winner, Carmelo Anthony misses chance to give ... - New York Daily News
Google News - over 3 years
New York Daily News Bulls' Derrick Rose hits game-winner, Carmelo Anthony misses chance to give ... New York Daily News BULLS 82, KNICKS 81. CHICAGO — The hardest shot Derrick Rose was going to have to make all night was his last one, a runner along the baseline with Raymond Felton on his hip and Tyson Chandler's hand in his face. “Tyson jumped as high as he can ... Derrick Rose hits winning shot in Chicago homecomingUSA TODAY Rose, Bulls say struggles only a matter of timingChicago Tribune Bulls center Joakim Noah's minutes boosted vs. KnicksChicago Sun-Times ESPN -Philly.com -Chicago Daily Herald all 322 news articles »
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Derrick Rose Hits Game-Winning Shot Against Knicks In First Home Start Since Knee Injury (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
First came the game-time decision. Next was by the pre-game ovation. Lastly, Derrick rose hit the game-winning shot. Making his first regular-season start in Chicago since April 21, 2012, Rose drained a floater over the outstretched arms of Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler with 5.7 seconds remaining to lift the Bulls to a 82-81 win over the visiting New York Knicks on Thursday night. "That's what builds your resume," Rose told reporters after the game, via The Associated Press. "Leaves a mark on your legacy."
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Raymond Felton
  • 2016
    On July 25, 2016, Felton signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
    More Details Hide Details Raymond's nephew, Jalek Felton, committed to play for UNC in 2017.
  • 2015
    On December 12, 2015, he recorded 10 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, the first triple-double by a Maverick since Jason Kidd did so in March 2011.
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    On June 22, 2015, Felton exercised his player option with the Mavericks for the 2015–16 season.
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  • 2014
    After missing the first 31 games of the 2014–15 season with an ankle injury he sustained during preseason, Felton made his debut for the Mavericks on December 28 against the Oklahoma City Thunder as he played just over a minute of action and recorded no stats in the 112–107 win.
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    On August 7, 2014, Felton was charged with a four-game suspension by the NBA in response to him pleading guilty for gun possession.
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    On June 25, 2014, Felton, along with Tyson Chandler, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, José Calderón, Samuel Dalembert, and the 34th and 51st picks in the 2014 NBA draft.
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    In addition, the NBA suspended Felton for the first four games of the 2014–15 season.
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    On February 25, 2014, Felton was reportedly arrested on felony gun charges.
    More Details Hide Details As part of a plea deal, Felton plead guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He must pay a $5,000 fine and do 500 hours of community service.
  • 2013
    On January 23, 2013, he was medically cleared for contact, and he made his return on January 26, 2013 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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  • 2012
    On December 6, 2012, Felton scored a season-high 27 points in a 112–92 road win over the Heat to hand them their first home loss of the season.
    More Details Hide Details The Knicks won the game without Carmelo Anthony. In mid December, Felton reportedly suffered a hand injury, but decided to play through it for some games. After consulting a hand specialist, and being informed he didn't have to have surgery, it was noted he would miss 4–6 weeks.
    On November 15, 2012, Felton led the Knicks to a 104–100 road victory over the San Antonio Spurs as he helped his team overcome a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter with his 25 points and 7 assists.
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    On November 2, 2012, when the season tipped off for the Knicks, Felton recorded 14 points and 9 assists in a 104-84 win over the defending champion Miami Heat.
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    On July 16, 2012, Felton and Kurt Thomas were traded to the New York Knicks for Jared Jeffries, Dan Gadzuric, the rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Giorgos Printezis, and a second round draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details Felton signed a three-year, $10 million extension with the Knicks. Felton went under fire because of the shape he was in with Portland. Felton acknowledged his weight, saying, "I won’t make any excuses, I wasn't in shape." At a Las Vegas Summer League game between the Knicks and the Toronto Raptors, Felton told Walt Frazier and Mike Breen he had lost more than 20 lbs. Felton also said he felt he was better than Jeremy Lin, who was signed by the Houston Rockets that offseason.
  • 2011
    Raymond, however, expressed dissatisfaction of playing off the bench and behind Lawson. On June 23, 2011, during the 2011 NBA draft, Felton was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for veteran point guard Andre Miller and the #26 overall selection in the draft, Jordan Hamilton from the University of Texas.
    More Details Hide Details In the deal, the Trail Blazers also dealt Rudy Fernández and the rights to Finnish guard Petteri Koponen. In his regular season debut with the Blazers, Felton finished the game with 12 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 1 steal in a 107-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Felton and the Blazers struggled throughout the season. Felton did not get along with head coach Nate McMillan, who was eventually fired and replaced by Kaleb Canales, who became the youngest head coach in NBA history. Felton was benched by McMillan at one point in favor of Jamal Crawford. The Blazers finished the season at 28-38 (.424), finishing in eleventh place in the Western Conference. For Felton it was one of the worst seasons of his career, as he averaged a career low 11.4 points on 40.7% field goal shooting and 30.5% three-point shooting.
    On February 22, 2011, Felton was traded to the Denver Nuggets in a three-way deal which also involved the Minnesota Timberwolves that brought Carmelo Anthony to New York.
    More Details Hide Details The deal sent Felton along with teammates Wilson Chandler, Danilo Gallinari, and Timofey Mozgov to the Denver Nuggets. With the Knicks, Felton was on pace to have his best season ever. Felton also registered a fair number of All-Star votes by fans. Felton averaged 17.1 points, 9. assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game in 38.4 minutes a game. In Denver, Felton was utilized mostly off the bench behind fellow University of North Carolina guard Ty Lawson. Felton and the Nuggets made it to the playoffs where the Nuggets went up against Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Felton averaged 11.6 points, 6.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in the postseason. As a whole, 2010–11 was Felton's best season; he averaged 15.5 points per game and 8.6 assists per game.
    Felton was selected as co-captain for the 2011 season alongside fellow free agent signee Amar'e Stoudemire.
    More Details Hide Details Early in the year, Felton had trouble working the pick-and-roll with Stoudemire. But after a few games, Felton gained confidence and in no time was a fan-favorite in New York City. Felton hit a number of clutch shots, including a step-back fade-away three-pointer that pinballed into the net against the Toronto Raptors. The change of scenery seemed to be helping Felton; his play also saw the Knicks in playoff contention for the first time since 2004. Felton's time in New York, however, would not last long.
  • 2010
    On July 9, 2010, Felton agreed to a contract with the New York Knicks.
    More Details Hide Details On July 11, 2010, the deal was finalized for two years and $15.8 million.
  • 2009
    However, he did not sign a contract offer with another team and returned to Charlotte for one more season after signing the qualifying offer on September 23, 2009.
    More Details Hide Details During the 2009 season, the Bobcats had their most successful year. However, Felton did not; he saw his assist and scoring numbers drop to their lowest point since his rookie season. Felton however raised his FG% to a career-high 46% and improved his stroke from the three-point line, shooting 38.5%. In March, Michael Jordan became the majority owner of the Bobcats. The Bobcats added Stephen Jackson and Tyson Chandler via trades, and Tyrus Thomas and Larry Hughes late in the season. The Bobcats made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. In the playoffs, Felton averaged 11.8 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game and 5 assists per game. The Bobcats were swept out of the playoffs, and Felton became a free agent at the end of the season.
    During the 2009 off-season, Felton was a restricted free agent.
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  • 2008
    The Bobcats even put more pressure on Felton by drafting DJ Augustin in the 2008 draft.
    More Details Hide Details The Bobcats hired coach Larry Brown to be their head coach. However Felton regressed in scoring, assists and FG%. The Bobcats dealt Richardson and began to rebuild once again. The Bobcats missed the playoffs and hadn't made the playoffs since being created in 2004.
  • 2006
    Felton's best all-around game of his rookie year occurred January 28, 2006, when he recorded 18 points and 13 assists against the Washington Wizards.
    More Details Hide Details Felton started 54 of 82 games for the Bobcats and averaged 11.9 points per game, 5.6 assists per game, and 3.3 rebounds per game. In his rookie year, Felton recorded 13 double-doubles. Felton was selected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. Felton came into his second year as the Bobcats' starting point guard. Felton improved in mostly every statistic category, raising his assist per game tally from 5.6 to 7.. Instrumental in the increase was the improved play of teammates Gerald Wallace, Sean May, and Emeka Okafor and the addition of then-rookies Adam Morrison and Walter Herrmann. Despite Felton's solid season, the Bobcats missed the playoffs. Coming into his third year, the Bobcats looked for more talent for Felton to distribute to, bringing in popular scoring shooting guard Jason Richardson. The 2007–08 season was still, however, a season of rebuilding for the Bobcats; several players took a step back instead of a step forward. May, Morrison and Herrmann took steps back and the Bobcats were plagued with injuries. The Bobcats once again missed the playoffs. Felton improved on his sophomore campaign, putting up 14.4 points per game, 7.4 assists and 3. rebounds per game. Felton also became more efficient, raising his shooting percentage from 38% to 41%. Felton still, however, struggled shooting from three-point range, one of his biggest deficiencies coming out of college.
  • 2005
    Felton was selected 5th overall in the 2005 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats.
    More Details Hide Details Felton was drafted after point guards Chris Paul and Deron Williams. University of North Carolina teammates Marvin Williams, Rashad McCants and Sean May were also selected in the draft. Felton showed promise right out of college, having his breakout game scoring 31 points against the Phoenix Suns in a Bobcats loss.
    In his third and final season at North Carolina, Felton led the Tar Heels along with fellow juniors Rashad McCants and Sean May and freshman Marvin Williams to the 2005 National Championship over the University of Illinois Fighting Illini on April 4, 2005 in St. Louis.
    More Details Hide Details This was the fourth men's basketball championship in UNC's history (1957, 1982, 1993, 2005). Felton hit a key three-pointer over Deron Williams to break a 65–65 tie late in the game, and then came up with a crucial steal in the final seconds when Illinois had a chance to either tie the game or take the lead. His two free throws after the steal provided the final scoring in the game. Felton averaged 12.9 points and 6.9 assists per game during his junior season and showed a much-improved shooting touch. In recognition of his efforts, he was voted to the All-ACC First Team that season. Felton also won the Bob Cousy Award that honors the best collegiate point guard. Due to his excellent junior campaign EA Sports awarded Felton the cover of NCAA March Madness 06.
  • 2003
    Also notable in his second year, Felton set a school-record single-game 18 assists against George Mason on December 7, 2003.
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  • 2002
    Considered a five-star recruit by Scout.com, Felton was listed as the No. 1 point guard and the No. 3 player in the nation in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details In his freshman year, he was voted Carolina Player of the Year and ACC Freshman of the Week three times. He had 236 assists, and averaged 12. points a game. During his sophomore year, he was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, had 213 assists, and led the Tar Heels in steals (63) and free throw percentage (81%) while averaging 11.5 points per game.
    He was MVP of the 2002 Roundball Classic at the United Center in Chicago, and was selected for the 2002 McDonald's All-American Game (at Madison Square Garden in New York City).
    More Details Hide Details Felton played in the McDonald's All-American game on the same team with two future New York Knicks teammates, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire.
    Felton won the South Carolina Mr. Basketball award as both a junior and senior, and was named Naismith Prep Player of the Year in 2002.
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  • 1984
    Born on June 26, 1984.
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