Found September 23, 2013 on RealGM:
Raymond Felton has his eyes on a captain spot on the New York Knicks this season, seeking to become one of the team's leaders. “I’ve always been a leader — high school, college,’’ Felton said. “My thing was last year being away for two years to get used to the guys on the team. I got back in touch with the guys and didn’t try to force myself in that role right away. This year I definitely will with one year under my belt. I’ll have a leadership role no matter what. We’ll see.’’ Felton says he has lost between 10 and 15 pounds in the offseason. He pointed to the Knicks' younger roster as an edge compared to last season's team. “We’re a younger team this year,’’ Felton said. “Kurt Thomas, Rasheed, love them like brothers. [But] those guys were 38, 39, 40 years old. Once they got injuries, they’re out and it hurt us last year. We’ve added Metta [World Peace], [Andrea] Bargnani, Kenyon [Martin] and Amar’e [Stoudemire] are coming back. Tim Hardaway [Jr.] l
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