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Oregon Sports News:
The Portland Trail Blazers have been looking for their next point guard of the future for some time now, and in a draft day deal last summer, the team thought they had found that player in Raymond Felton.
Averaging career lows all over the stat sheet, though, and being out of shape for most of the regular season, Felton’s future with the team wasn’t even certain beyond the March 15 trade deadline, let alone next year.
A late surge in production, however, begs the question, should the Blazers at least consider re-signing the 27-year old point guard moving forward next season?
Despite his poor play most of the year, Felton has shown signs of competency as of late that were seemingly non-existent three quarters of the way through the season.
Over the past 10 games, Felton’s numbers have increased to 13.8 points, 7.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game, and there was even a stretch in early April where he was looking like a triple-double threat night in and night out for this team.
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The Portland TrailBlazers are now out of the playoff picture and they may give younger players minutes and this is especially the case since LaMarcus Aldridge and Raymond Felton are out due to injuries. The Jazz have 4 games left to this season and they trail Houston and Phoenix for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.
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