In the whole Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks saga the guy I fell the worst for is former Knicks point guard Raymond Felton, part of the huge package of players and draft picks sent to the Denver Nuggets. Felton was having a career year with the Knicks, averaging 17.1 points and 9.0 assists as, really, the Knicks No. 2 guy behind Amare Stoudemire.
Now, Felton goes to Denver and will -- at least initially -- be the backup point guard to Ty Lawson. Seems like Felton's stature has taken a big hit here.
Felton joined 104.3 the Fan on The Drive in Denver to discuss the situation earlier this week.
I’m just glad the whole situation is over with because honestly I think it was nonsense from the beginning."
Asked to explain what he meant by "nonsense," Felton took what could be considered a swipe at Anthony and the current NBA trade environment.
"Just the whole situation you know. You know the whole trade thing period. I don't feel like you should be able to do all that non-sense when you sign with a team and you in contract. Now if it's in the summertime and you got free agency you know all of that than you can do all that stuff about different teams, different that, but if you're with a team and you are in season I don't feel like all that stuff should go on, but you know who am I. I'm not the person who made all those decisions. I'm with the Nuggets now and I'm happy to be here," Felton said.
"It's a blessing to be able to play basketball for a living and being able to get paid to do it, so it's something I love to do."
I think you have to wish Felton well in this situation. After signing a free-agent deal with the Knicks he looked like he was in the perfect place, and was easily playing the best basketball of his career. Let's hope this works out for him.
-- Read the full interview transcript at Sports Radio Interviews
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