Found July 15, 2012 on
NorthWest Sports Beat:
The New York Knicks secured a point guard today but I doubt if this is the move anyone wanted or even expected.
The Knicks have picked up Raymond Felton via sign-and-trade from the Portland Trail Blazers for Jared Jeffries and Dan Gadzuric, as first reported by Frank Isola
of the NY Daily News.
The acquisition of Felton suggests the Knicks, who have already signed Jason Kidd, will not match the offer sheet point guard Jeremy Lin signed with Houston. The New York Post reported that the Knicks will not match the offer for Lin, although there are conflicting reports about the Knicks' intentions. Lin, a restricted free agent, signed a three-year, $25.1 million deal with Houston.
Felton signed a three-year deal worth about $10 million, according to Yahoo! Sports.com.
Felton, a restricted free agent, averaged 11.4 points and 6.5 assists for Portland this past season.
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The Knicks may be surprising everyone by bringing in a new point guard. It could indicate a willingness to let Jeremy Lin go.
Raymond Felton's acquisition would have a likely effect on whether the Knicks will match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets.
With the media and fans alike so concerned with whether or not the Knicks will match Jeremy Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets, few are pondering how the newly re-acquired Raymond Felton will fare in his second Big Apple stint.Many people are distraught over the Knicks (potentially and/or likely) losing Lin, but should he flock to Houston, at least New York has brought in a more...
Report: Knicks Obtained Raymond Felton
Raymond Felton is returning to New York, calling into question whether the Knicks plan to re-sign fellow point guard Jeremy Lin.
Felton's agent confirmed a Yahoo Sports report Saturday that Felton would be signed and traded by Portland to New York.
Lin has signed an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, and the Knicks have repeatedly said they would match any offer for their...
After being informed the Rockets' poison pill (re: Jeremy Lin) became that much more deadly with the altered terms, the Knicks took to the phones. Working feverishly to seek out other potential alternatives, the team didn't have to look very far. With that, a former Knick and rumored offseason target will be returning to the Big Apple.The Knicks agreed to a sign & trade...
In a story that has taken many twists and turns, it seems that Jeremy Lin’s journey in the NBA may have just taken another. It all started with the Rockets offering Lin a three-year deal. Originally, this wasn’t significant, because all signs led to the Knicks matching the offer. Coach Mike Woodson even said that the young point guard would start over veteran Jason Kidd. However...
The Knicks have acquired Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas from the Blazers in exchange for Jared Jeffries and Dan Gadzuric.
Are the Knicks now leaning towards not matching Jeremy Lin? It started out as a questionable Tweet from Mark Haggard, a WPDE NewsChannel 15 broadcaster in South Carolina. According to Haggard, “[Raymond Felton] says a deal is about to be completed sending him back to the NY Knicks. Felton also said the Knicks deal with Jeremy Lin is off.” Although no word on the Jeremy Lin...
New York will receive Raymond Felton and Kurt Thomas, while Portland will acquire Jared Jeffries, Dan Gadzuric and the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Georgios Printezis.
With news breaking that Raymond Felton was coming back to New York and the team did not have plans on matching Houston’s offer sheet to Jeremy Lin, fans everywhere are surprised. And apparently, some Knicks fans are not happy. At all.
Fans have started a petition to Knicks management to keep Jeremy Lin in town. The Harvard graduate was an instant fan favorite, as he was a huge...
As the Knicks sort through their Raymond Felton-Jeremy Lin mess, they have a new one on their hands. Newly signed Jason Kidd was popped with a drunken driving charge after the point guard crashed into a telephone pole in the Hamptons early Sunday morning, according to the Southampton police. Here’s the New York Daily News:
Kidd, 39, the only person in his 2010 Cadillac Escalade...