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Raymond Felton

30-Year-Old    PG,SG    Dallas Mavericks

2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

9.7

REB

3.0

AST

5.6

STL

1.2

BLK

0.4

2014-15 NBA Projections

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REB

AST

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Raymond Felton is entering his 10th season in the NBA. During the 2013-14 campaign, Felton averaged 9.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 31 minutes per game. Injuries to his hip and leg limited the much-maligned point guard to just 65 games pl...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  11/6/2014
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 180 lbs   DOB: 6/26/1984  College: North Carolina
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #5 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Raymond Felton Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Knicks in July of 2012.

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Raymond Felton NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 21 80 30.1 11.9 3.3 5.6 1.3 0.1 1.2 39.1 72.5 2.3 1.0 2.4 3.4 35.8 4.3 11.0 2.0 2.8
2006-07 22 78 36.3 14.0 3.4 7.0 1.5 0.1 1.3 38.4 79.7 2.9 0.7 2.8 4.0 33.0 5.0 13.1 2.6 3.3
2007-08 23 79 37.6 14.4 3.0 7.4 1.2 0.2 0.7 41.3 80.0 2.7 0.5 2.5 2.5 28.0 5.2 12.6 3.3 4.1
2008-09 24 82 37.6 14.2 3.8 6.7 1.5 0.4 0.7 40.8 80.5 2.8 0.7 3.1 2.5 28.5 5.4 13.2 2.7 3.3
2009-10 25 80 33.1 12.1 3.6 5.6 1.5 0.3 0.8 45.9 76.3 2.1 0.7 2.9 2.0 38.5 4.9 10.6 1.7 2.2
2010-11 26 DEN 21 31.6 11.5 3.6 6.5 1.3 0.0 1.3 43.1 61.7 2.1 0.4 3.2 2.9 45.9 4.2 9.7 1.8 2.9
2010-11 26 NYK 54 38.4 17.1 3.6 9.0 1.8 0.2 1.6 42.3 86.7 3.3 0.7 2.9 5.0 32.8 6.3 14.8 2.9 3.4
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 75 36.5 15.5 3.6 8.3 1.7 0.1 1.5 42.5 80.5 2.9 0.6 2.9 4.4 35.3 5.7 13.4 2.6 3.2
2011-12 27 POR 60 31.8 11.4 2.5 6.5 1.3 0.2 1.0 40.7 80.6 2.8 0.5 2.0 3.4 30.5 4.4 10.7 1.7 2.1
2012-13 28 NYK 68 34.0 13.9 2.9 5.5 1.4 0.2 1.4 42.7 78.9 2.3 0.8 2.1 3.8 36.0 5.5 13.0 1.5 1.9
2013-14 29 NYK 65 31.0 9.7 3.0 5.6 1.2 0.4 1.0 39.5 72.1 2.0 0.8 2.2 3.0 31.8 3.7 9.4 1.4 1.9
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Raymond Felton – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#4 Point Guard

1.  Jameer Nelson

2.  Devin Harris

3.  Monta Ellis

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4.  Gal Mekel

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True Shooting Percentage

47.6%

True Shooting % in 2013-14

In 2013-14, Raymond Felton had a true shooting percentage of 47.6%.

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Raymond Felton NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 21 80 36.0 14.2 4.0 6.7 1.5 0.1 1.5 39.1 72.5 2.7 1.2 2.8 4.1 35.8 5.2 13.2 2.4 3.3
2006-07 22 78 36.0 13.9 3.4 6.9 1.5 0.1 1.3 38.4 79.7 2.9 0.6 2.7 4.0 33.0 5.0 13.0 2.6 3.3
2007-08 23 79 36.0 13.8 2.9 7.1 1.2 0.1 0.7 41.3 80.0 2.6 0.4 2.4 2.4 28.0 5.0 12.1 3.1 3.9
2008-09 24 82 36.0 13.6 3.6 6.5 1.5 0.3 0.7 40.8 80.5 2.7 0.6 3.0 2.4 28.5 5.2 12.6 2.6 3.2
2009-10 25 80 36.0 13.2 3.9 6.1 1.7 0.3 0.8 45.9 76.3 2.3 0.7 3.2 2.1 38.5 5.3 11.5 1.8 2.4
2010-11 26 DEN 21 36.0 13.1 4.1 7.4 1.5 0.0 1.5 43.1 61.7 2.4 0.4 3.6 3.3 45.9 4.8 11.1 2.0 3.3
2010-11 26 NYK 54 36.0 16.0 3.4 8.5 1.7 0.2 1.5 42.3 86.7 3.1 0.7 2.7 4.7 32.8 5.9 13.9 2.7 3.1
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 75 36.0 15.3 3.5 8.2 1.6 0.1 1.5 42.5 80.5 2.9 0.6 2.9 4.3 35.3 5.6 13.2 2.6 3.2
2011-12 27 POR 60 36.0 12.9 2.8 7.4 1.5 0.2 1.2 40.7 80.6 3.2 0.5 2.3 3.8 30.5 4.9 12.1 1.9 2.3
2012-13 28 NYK 68 36.0 14.8 3.0 5.8 1.5 0.2 1.4 42.7 78.9 2.4 0.8 2.2 4.0 36.0 5.9 13.7 1.6 2.0
2013-14 29 NYK 65 36.0 11.2 3.5 6.5 1.4 0.5 1.1 39.5 72.1 2.3 1.0 2.6 3.5 31.8 4.3 10.9 1.6 2.2
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Raymond Felton NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 21 80 2406 948 265 446 102 8 97 39.1 72.5 182 77 188 271 35.8 345 883 161 222
2006-07 22 78 2832 1093 267 545 118 10 103 38.4 79.7 230 51 216 312 33.0 393 1024 204 256
2007-08 23 79 2972 1140 236 583 96 12 56 41.3 80.0 213 37 199 200 28.0 412 997 260 325
2008-09 24 82 3086 1162 310 553 126 30 59 40.8 80.5 228 54 256 207 28.5 442 1083 219 272
2009-10 25 80 2644 968 288 446 123 22 60 45.9 76.3 168 53 235 156 38.5 388 846 132 173
2010-11 26 DEN 21 663 241 75 137 28 0 28 43.1 61.7 45 8 67 61 45.9 88 204 37 60
2010-11 26 NYK 54 2074 923 194 488 97 11 88 42.3 86.7 176 40 154 268 32.8 339 801 157 181
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 75 2737 1164 269 625 125 11 116 42.5 80.5 221 48 221 329 35.3 427 1005 194 241
2011-12 27 POR 60 1906 684 149 390 78 10 62 40.7 80.6 170 27 122 203 30.5 261 642 100 124
2012-13 28 NYK 68 2313 948 194 372 94 14 93 42.7 78.9 155 51 143 258 36.0 377 882 101 128
2013-14 29 NYK 65 2017 630 197 365 78 27 62 39.5 72.1 129 54 143 195 31.8 240 608 88 122
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Raymond Felton NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 21 80 30.1 48.3 44.6 27.7 11.3 2.5 12.4
2006-07 22 78 36.3 48.1 43.4 28.5 12.0 2.4 14.4
2007-08 23 79 37.6 50.0 44.1 30.1 11.0 2.7 15.2
2008-09 24 82 37.6 48.3 43.5 27.9 11.5 2.4 15.4
2009-10 25 80 33.1 52.5 49.4 29.0 10.9 2.7 14.8
2010-11 26 DEN 21 31.6 52.3 50.0 33.2 10.9 3.0 14.1
2010-11 26 NYK 54 38.4 52.4 47.8 31.6 11.4 2.8 19.5
2010-11 26 DEN/NYK 75 36.5 52.4 48.3 31.9 11.3 2.8 18.0
2011-12 27 POR 60 31.8 49.1 45.5 31.0 13.5 2.3 12.3
2012-13 28 NYK 68 34.0 50.5 48.0 25.4 10.6 2.4 13.8
2013-14 29 NYK 65 31.0 47.6 44.6 31.6 11.2 2.8 11.8
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Raymond Felton 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
May 4 at SAS                                
May 2 SAS                                
Apr 30 at SAS                                
Apr 28 SAS                                
Apr 26 SAS                                
Apr 23 at SAS                                
Apr 20 at SAS                                
Apr 16 at MEM                                
Apr 12 PHO                                
Apr 10 SAS                                
Apr 8 at UTA                                
Apr 6 at SAC 31 15 2 5 4 0 3 6 12 1 2 2 5 1 1 4
Apr 4 at LAL 28 9 5 7 1 0 0 2 8 3 4 2 2 1 4 3
Apr 3 at LAC                                
Apr 1 GSW                                
Mar 29 SAC                                
Mar 27 LAC                                
Mar 25 OKC 20 6 4 6 2 0 1 3 7 0 2 0 3 1 3 2
Mar 23 BKN 32 14 6 8 3 0 1 5 12 1 2 3 5 3 3 2
Mar 21 DEN 27 7 3 6 0 0 1 2 8 3 4 0 2 0 3 0
Mar 19 MIN 28 11 6 6 2 0 1 4 11 2 3 1 2 1 5 2
Mar 17 BOS                                
Mar 16 at OKC                                
Mar 12 at UTA 27 6 2 4 1 0 3 3 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Mar 11 at GSW                                
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Mar 9 IND                                
Mar 7 POR 26 2 2 5 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 2
Mar 5 at DEN 31 18 3 8 4 1 2 5 8 6 8 2 4 1 2 4
Mar 2 at SAS 31 8 2 4 0 0 2 2 10 4 4 0 1 1 1 2
Feb 28 CHI 22 8 2 3 1 0 6 3 6 1 2 1 2 0 2 2
Feb 26 NOP                                
Feb 24 at NYK 34 8 3 7 2 0 2 3 4 0 0 2 3 2 1 3
Feb 22 at DET 36 16 5 10 1 0 2 6 15 2 2 2 6 3 2 5
Feb 21 at PHI 45 15 4 8 1 2 2 7 16 0 0 1 7 0 4 3
Feb 18 MIA 29 6 3 1 2 1 1 2 7 2 2 0 3 0 3 1
Feb 12 at IND 41 8 6 12 0 0 3 3 11 2 4 0 2 4 2 5
Feb 11 at CHA                                
Feb 9 at BOS 34 16 7 7 1 0 3 7 14 0 0 2 4 2 5 4
Feb 7 UTA 28 9 2 8 2 0 1 4 5 0 0 1 1 0 2 0
Feb 5 at MEM 23 7 4 3 0 0 1 2 6 3 6 0 1 1 3 1
Feb 3 CLE 35 3 5 7 2 0 0 1 7 0 2 1 2 1 4 2
Jan 31 SAC                                
Jan 29 HOU                                
Jan 26 DET 36 20 2 5 1 1 1 8 10 2 2 2 2 1 1 2
Jan 24 at BKN 28 11 1 5 1 0 1 5 9 0 0 1 3 0 1 1
Jan 22 at TOR 31 9 2 7 1 1 1 4 10 0 0 1 3 1 1 4
Jan 20 at CLE 35 9 2 6 1 0 3 2 11 4 8 1 4 0 2 3
Jan 18 POR                                
Jan 17 at PHO 32 5 4 9 0 0 4 2 8 1 2 0 3 2 2 5
Jan 15 at LAC                                
Jan 13 ORL 44 19 1 1 1 1 2 8 16 1 2 2 6 0 1 5
Jan 11 NOP 36 9 1 6 2 0 0 3 11 3 4 0 1 0 1 0
Jan 10 at NOP                                
Jan 8 at SAS                                
Jan 7 LAL 31 12 2 6 1 0 4 4 9 3 4 1 2 1 1 2
Jan 5 NYK                                
Jan 3 LAC                                
Jan 1 at WAS                                
Dec 30 at MIN                                
Dec 28 at CHI                                
Dec 26 SAS                                
Dec 23 at HOU 25 13 2 4 0 0 3 4 11 3 4 2 4 0 2 4
Dec 21 at PHO                                
Dec 20 TOR                                
Dec 18 MEM                                
Dec 14 MIL                                
Dec 11 at GSW                                
Dec 9 at SAC                                
Dec 7 at POR                                
Dec 4 at NOP                                
Dec 3 CHA                                
Nov 30 MIN                                
Nov 29 at ATL 37 8 4 7 0 1 3 3 9 1 2 1 4 1 3 3
Nov 27 GSW 35 12 3 7 2 0 4 5 9 0 0 2 4 0 3 3
Nov 25 DEN                                
Nov 23 at DEN                                
Nov 22 UTA                                
Nov 20 HOU                                
Nov 18 PHI                                
Nov 16 at ORL 33 7 4 5 1 1 4 3 8 0 0 1 4 0 4 3
Nov 15 at MIA                                
Nov 12 WAS                                
Nov 9 at MIL                                
Nov 8 at MIN 38 15 4 5 0 1 1 6 17 1 1 2 6 1 3 3
Nov 6 at OKC                                
Nov 5 LAL 37 14 6 2 2 1 2 6 15 0 0 2 7 3 3 3
Nov 2 MEM                                
Nov 1 at HOU                                
Oct 30 ATL 34 18 1 3 3 0 3 7 12 4 4 0 1 1 0 2

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Raymond Felton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Felton suffered a sprained right ankle Friday in Dallas' preseason game against Oklahoma City, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Felton scored six points (2-of-2 FG, 2-of-6 FT) Tuesday in a preseason loss to the Rockets. He added one steal in 12 minutes of action.

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Felton will be suspended four games to begin the 2014-15 season, NBA.com reports.

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Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm Wednesday but will avoid jail time, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Felton was traded from the Knicks to the Mavericks on Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Felton agreed to a plea deal Monday and will avoid jail time stemming from the criminal weapons possession charges he faced after an incident in February, ESPN New York reports.

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Felton played in 65 games for the Knicks this season, averaging 9.7 points, 5.6 assists, three rebounds, 1.2 steals and one three-pointer.

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Felton (rest) will miss the Knicks' regular season finale against the Raptors on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Felton (rest) will miss the Knicks' regular season finale against the Raptors on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Felton (back) struggled in Friday's loss to the Wizards, posting just nine points (2-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go with five rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in 28 minutes.

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Felton will play Friday, the Knicks report.

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Felton (back) expects to play Friday versus the Wizards, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Felton put up solid numbers last season as he averaged 13.9 points, 5.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.4 three-pointers. He averaged 34 minutes a game last season and is likely going to see significant playing time again this season. While he may not be a flashy name, Felton provides solid all-around production and can be a valuable fantasy option. However, fantasy owners will have to live with a poor shooting percentage as he has only shot 41 percent for his career.

2012-13

Based on last year's performance, Felton probably fell off a lot of draft boards. He showed up for training camp badly out of shape last season, played poorly, and is one of the reasons Nate MacMillan is no longer coaching the Blazers. His return to New York changes his fantasy status considerably. In Felton's first stint at Madison Square Garden--from the start of the 2010-11 season until he was sent to Denver in the Carmelo Anthony trade--he averaged over 17 points and nine assists per game and developed excellent chemistry with Amare Stoudemire. It's unreasonable to expect that sort of performance this year--the situation in New York has changed considerably with Mike Woodson as coach and Anthony commanding the ball so much--but a significant bounce-back season shouldn't surprise anyone.

2011-12

Has any player’s fantasy outlook changed more in the last year than Raymond Felton’s? He started last season as the floor general for Mike D’Antoni’s Knicks and was producing at a borderline all-star level before seeming to wear down in January. At the trade deadline, he was sent to Denver, and into a time-share with Ty Lawson; his minutes and numbers dropped accordingly. Draft day brought another change-of-address, with Felton heading to Portland in exchange for Andre Miller. From a fantasy perspective, the Blazers are a better spot for Felton than Denver, but not as good as Madison Square Garden. He’ll be the starter there, with Patty Mills likely serving as primary backup. But Nate McMillan’s offense is among the NBA’s most deliberate, closer in pace to Felton’s Charlotte teams under Larry Brown than what he was running at any point last season.

2010-11

This season, Felton leaves Larry Brown's plodding, half-court-oriented defense-first Charlotte Bobcats and takes over as floor leader for Mike D'Antoni's hummingbird-on-Red-Bull, seven-seconds-or-less New York Knicks… which is sort of like trading in a John Deere tractor for a Corvette. The big question, of course, is "can Felton handle that much car?" We're inclined to believe he can; he always seemed miscast in Brown's half-court scheme, and he certainly has the athleticism to keep up with Amar'e Stoudemire, Danilo Gallinari and the rest of D'Antoni's Knicks. He's not a prototype Mike D'Antoni point guard… but when people say that, they really mean "he's not Steve Nash," and let's face it, Nash is a unique talent. Felton's a good enough three-point shooter to keep defenses honest (.385 from long range in 2009-10), and is an adept finisher on the break. With weapons like Stoudemire, Gallinari and Anthony Randolph at his disposal and the extra possessions that come with playing a faster pace, it's reasonable to expect new career highs from Felton in points and assists this season.

2009-10

Last spring, the Bobcats hired Larry Brown and drafted D.J.Augustin – and many observers assumed Felton wasn’t long for a Bobcat uniform. But Felton turned in a pretty respectable season, averaging over 14 points per game for the third straight year with healthy averages of 6.7 assists and 1.5 steals. He still isn’t a prototype Larry Brown point guard, but his solid all-around play made was enough to earn him a contract extension and regular spot in the ‘Cats rotation going forward Or was it? A restricted free agent at press time, Felton is currently in limbo. It’s possible the Bobcats are waiting on a long-rumored deal with Allen Iverson before nailing something down with Felton. With most teams extremely hesitant to take on contracts that extend beyond this season, Felton could be forced to accept a one-year deal and seek a long-term contract next summer… but the Bobcats could also cut Felton loose if management decided an Iverson deal puts the team too close to the dreaded luxury tax threshold.

2008-09

After first-time head coach Sam Vincent yanked Felton between point guard and shooting guard last year, we were looking for Felton to settle in as the full-time starting point in 2008-09. But after Larry Brown came in, and the team took D.J. Augustin in the first round of the NBA draft, we’re now looking for Felton’s next NBA destination. Augustin will not be ready for a lead role this season, but you can see that Felton is caretaking until such time. The Bobcats were at their best when Vincent wasn’t forcing him to play shooting guard. Jumpshooting is not a strength, and Brown won’t put up with him taking 12 shots a game when he’s making only 41 percent of them. Especially with Jason Richardson and Gerald Wallace on the court. Felton’s averaged 7.2 assists the past two seasons, despite sharing the position with Brevin Knight and Jeff McInnis, so he’s got the playmaking ability. His name has come up in offseason trade rumors, so that could be a possibility as the season wears on if it becomes clear that Charlotte won’t make the playoffs.

2007-08

Felton has been on the cusp of a breakout the last two seasons and has another chance to do it in 2007-08. With Brevin Knight waived, the Bobcats are his team now. Felton averaged 7.0 assists per game while Knight got enough action to average 6.6 apg. Knight’s departure, along with the arrival of Jason Richardson from Golden State, should help Felton achieve better assist numbers this year. He needs to work on his jump shot (38.7% FG), but still managed 14 points per game.

2006-07

Felton came on strong at the end of last season, effectively cementing his role as the starter going into 2006-07. With starter Brevin Knight out due to injury, Felton posted an impressive double-double in points (16.3 ppg) and assists (11.5) over Charlotte’s last six games of the year. Yes, it’s a small sample, but those are Steve Nash-type numbers. Charlotte management was so impressed with Felton’s rookie season, they’ve exercised his third-year contract option – a full year before most teams lock up their rookies – and they considered dealing Knight. (At press time, it appears that Knight will back, in a bench role behind Felton.) Clearly, this is now Felton’s team. He might not put up the numbers of the truly elite points, but look for him to be one of the top players in the second tier, and possibly a much better value than some of the bigger names on this list.

2005-06

Felton is a very talented player, but we expect the Bobcats to bring him along slowly behind Brevin Knight.