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Raymond Felton | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
College: North Carolina
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Raymond Felton has been suspended for the first four games of next season due to his guilty pleas to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.
Felton was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and fined $5,000 as part of his plea agreement. He said recently that he wants to show everyone that he's "still got it" after a disappointing 2013-2014 season, but he will now have to wait four games to make his Dallas debut. He should remain off fantasy radars until the Mavericks' backcourt rotations take shape. Aug 7 - 3:10 PM

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Raymond Felton said he wants to show everyone he's "still got it" with the Mavericks this season.

"I still can play. I still can play this game at this level. I can still play this game as an elite point guard at this level, Felton said. "When you come off a season like I had last season, it’s always a point that you’ve got to prove to yourself coming back the next year. And trust me, I look forward to it." He's likely going to be starting with Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris expected to back him up. Felton's 2013-14 season was such a disaster that he's still not really worth drafting in standard leagues despite his likely starting distinction.
Source: Mavs.com
Aug 4 - 11:07 AM

Raymond Felton was fined $5,000 and sentenced to 500 hours of community service on Wednesday, as part of his plea bargain involving weapons charges.

Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, but he avoided jail time or probation. The NBA has not announced any punishment for Felton, who may face a short suspension to begin the season. Whether he'll start at PG for the Mavericks remains uncertain, as Dallas has shown interest in veteran free agents Mo Williams and Jameer Nelson.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 23 - 1:53 PM

Mavericks PG Raymond Felton is eager to "show everybody that ... [he] can still play as an elite point guard at this level."

Acknowledging his struggles and vowing to turn things around has become a tiresome summer ritual for Felton, who averaged a career-worst 9.7 points and 5.6 assists last season. "I was just fighting with a lot of injuries and I was fighting with a lot of mental stuff off the court," Felton said. He faced felony weapon charges after allegedly threatening his wife with a handgun, but avoided jail time by reaching a plea bargain in June. He claims to be in his best physical shape in "four or five years," but despite his offseason optimism fantasy owners should pass over him until the late rounds.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 8 - 5:54 PM

Raymond Felton said he's in the best shape he's been in for the last four or five years.

"I'm in the best shape I've been in for the last 4 or 5 years," Felton said on Tuesday. The 30-year-old also added that he plays best in a free-flowing system like Rick Carlisle's systems, which can be backed up by career-high numbers that he posted with the Knicks under Mike D'Antoni during the 2010-11 season. While the bar wasn't set very high to begin with, it's a promising sign that Felton is getting himself in shape as he prepares to open the season as the Maverick's starting point guard. If Felton can stay healthy, he could end up providing a solid return to fantasy owners who take a chance on him later in drafts.
Jul 8 - 1:54 PM

Raymond Felton said he's looking forward to a fresh start in Dallas and would also like to play with Carmelo Anthony.

Felton is coming off the worst year of his career and was perhaps the worst starting point guard in the entire league. "A lot of things happened last year. It’s going to be good to just put all that behind and just move on and start off fresh," Felton said. While changing uniforms could only help him, we still can't sign off on targeting him in fantasy leagues due to how awful he was last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 27 - 8:19 PM

Raymond Felton was traded to the Mavericks on Wednesday.

The Mavericks obviously didn't make this deal to bring on Felton and the $3.8 million on his contract this year or the $4.0 on his player option for next season. Last season, Felton turned in career lows for points, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and steals while his minutes were the fewest he's played since his rookie year in 2005-06. The Mavericks will likely play Monta Ellis at the point a little more, and we're not very bullish on a Felton bounce-back year despite how a change of scenery can only help him.
Jun 25 - 5:53 PM

The Mavericks are close to trading for Raymond Felton, according to ESPN.com.

He was horrible last season in what was his worst year as a pro. Felton also just pleaded guilty to two felony gun charges this week, but he will not receive jail time. Although, the NBA may suspend him. Coach Rick Carlisle probably wouldn't feel too comfortable starting him and he's more or less thrown into this deal so they can bring in Tyson Chandler.
Jun 25 - 4:24 PM

Raymond Felton will avoid jail time for his two felony counts of weapon possession from Feb. 25, 2014.

He pled guilty as part of an agreement with the court, which will have him serve community service and pay a fine. Felton had some serious gun charges filed against him in Manhattan, so he should be considered lucky to stay out of jail. Meanwhile, his guilty plea will likely have the NBA take a look at this and could suspend him.
Jun 23 - 10:15 AM

Raymond Felton was reportedly told during his exit interview that the Knicks will trade him this summer.

The news came directly from team president Phil Jackson, according to SNY.tv, and it's not a shocking development given Felton's struggles to run New York's offense under former coach Mike Woodson. In addition to conditioning issues and a sub-40 percent shooting average, Felton faces multiple felony charges this summer related to weapons possession.
Source: SNY.tv
May 16 - 9:39 AM

Raymond Felton (ankle) will not play against the Raptors on Wednesday.

The Knicks will start Pablo Prigioni in his place and Felton's season has ended. It was a disaster both on and off the court, but he'll likely be back with the Knicks next season. This year was his first with a single-digit points-per-game scoring average of his career and he probably won't be worth drafting in standard leagues next year.
Apr 16 - 6:17 PM

Raymond Felton injured his right ankle during Sunday's game, though he played through it to score 14 points with seven assists and one 3-pointer.

He landed on D.J. Augustin's foot and there's a good chance the injury will swell up overnight, so we'll include him on the injury report as a precaution.
Apr 13 - 10:14 PM

Raymond Felton (shoulder) scored nine points on 2-of-8 shooting with two threes, five boards, seven assists and one steal in Friday's loss.

Felton might handle the ball a little bit more with Carmelo Anthony dealing with a shoulder injury, but even if Melo were to theoretically miss time Felton would still be a risky play.
Apr 4 - 11:20 PM

Raymond Felton (shoulder) will start vs. the Wizards on Friday night.

He vowed to play and it would have been a shock to see him out of the lineup. Felton may have a built-in excuse tonight because he has a terrible matchup against John Wall on both ends.
Apr 4 - 6:05 PM

Raymond Felton (ribs, back) vowed to play on Friday despite taking a hard fall on Wednesday.

"Honestly, my elbow don't hurt at all," Felton said. "It's my ribs on the right side. It was pretty bad so that’s what I'm dealing with right now. I want to play. I want to be out there. You still got to tear my legs off my limbs for me not to go out and play." He's averaging 6.0 points and 5.2 assists over the Knicks' past five games, and this injury makes it even easier to avoid him in fantasy leagues.
Apr 3 - 2:07 PM