Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/27/12
Much has been made about the lack of consistency of Portland Trail Blazers point guard Raymond Felton. If we are going to be objective, the fact is that the great media hype machine took Felton’s legs out from under him before he even stepped off of the plane from Denver. He was supposed to be a starting caliber, if not elite point guard. He was supposed to push this team to new levels of competition, and be at least partially responsible for making fans forget about Brandon Roy. He was supposed to be “IT”, the piece missing from the Blazer’s and their championship puzzle. Felton has certainly raised eyebrows and made fans forget about Roy, albeit momentarily, however he is not doing so in the manner envisioned. Open shots are missing their marks. Passes are soaring away from outstretched finger tips. Teammates are sharing bewildered looks. Coaches are sighing at missed opportunities. In short, Felton is not living up to the hype. At least not yet. Give the guy a break. He j...
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