Posted October 27, 2012 on
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Brooklyn Nets All-Star Deron Williams said Saturday that Raymond Felton is a better playmaker than the point guard he replaced in New York, Jeremy Lin.
Lin outplayed Williams last Feb. 4 in a stunning performance off the bench, starting a phenomenon that became known as Linsanity. But the Knicks opted not to match the $25.1 million deal Lin signed with Houston, having already completed a sign-and-trade deal with Portland to reacquire Felton.
Felton played well in a previous stint with the Knicks.
''I would say Raymond Felton is a better point guard than Jeremy Lin, in my opinion,'' Williams said at the Nets' practice facility.
The Nets host the Knicks on Thursday in their first game at the new Barclays Center.
It would've been hard to imagine Lin not being there after the 10 games that started when he scored 25 points in a 99-92 victory over the Nets at Madison Square Garden. Williams scored 21 points and shot just 7 of 19 that night, though made amends ...
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Brooklyn Nets All-Star Deron Williams says Raymond Felton is a better playmaker than the point guard he replaced in New York, Jeremy Lin.
Lin outplayed Williams last Feb. 4 in a stunning performance off the bench, starting a phenomenon that became known as Linsanity. But the Knicks opted not to match the $25.1 million deal Lin signed with Houston, having already completed a sign...
If anyone knows about Linsanity, it's Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams.
After all, it was a game against the New York Knicks last Feb. 4 when Jeremy Lin finally broke out and started one of the craziest and most fun phenomenons in New York sports history.
Williams was the man Lin outplayed that night and the rest is sports history or — depending on who you talk to — sports...
Despite praising Jeremy Lin, Brooklyn Nets floor general Deron Williams contends the New York Knicks upgraded at the point guard position by acquiring Raymond Felton in July. The 24-year-old Lin, who suffered a torn left meniscus in late-March that required … Continue reading →
Chalk one up for Raymond Felton in the “who’s better debate” that seems to have taken over New York ever since the Knicks let Jeremy Lin walk to the Houston Rockets. The surprise opinion comes from new cross town rival Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets. However, let’s not forget that “Linsanity” sprung after Jeremy Lin outplayed Deron Williams in what became the start...
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