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Raymond Felton Promised Starting Job By Knicks, According To Report

Now that Jeremy Lin is apparently headed to the Houston Rockets, the New York Knicks now can now turn their attention to their new bumper crop of point guards. Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Raymond Felton has been promised the starting job next season over Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni.

As we reported, Felton was promised starting PG guard when he signed, with Kidd as backup. Felton, Kidd, Spanish League warhorse Pablo Prigioni as third string will be fine. Unsure of Linsanity clamor once Felton came aboard. Why create an uncomfortable logjam filled with controversy. That's not exactly what feel-good Disney Movie from last February/March was about. That was an unforgettable moment in time and would never be same. It passed when Lin redid offer sheet.

While some fans may be disappointed that Linsanity won't be taking over New York this year, it'd be disingenuous to say the Knicks haven't done their best to shore up the position. Felton averaged 17.1 points and nine assists per game two seasons ago when he played for the Knicks.

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