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Raymond Felton
Raymond Felton
Position: G
Born: 06/26/84
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:198 lbs. / 89.8 kg.
Salary: $4,540,000
Felton might not be the star of a Mavs win again all season, and that’s fine with him. He’s happy to be contributing to a team with playoff aspirations, and he has proven again that he’s a quality role player. “Those who forgot about me or those who forgot about the nine years of work I put in this league before last year, just letting them know that I’m still here,” Felton said. “I still got it. I just had a bad injury. I had a lot of disappointing situations that happened off the court in New York before I got to Dallas. Nothing I can do about that. That’s behind me, that’s in the past. “It’s really just coming out and showing everyone that I can still play basketball. That ain’t changed.”
They are in negotiations with guard J.J. Barea, who they want to keep. It also appears Jeremy Lin, who began his NBA journey on a Mavericks’ summer-league team, is in the Mavericks’ crosshairs. The problem is that all the Mavericks have to spend is the $2.8-million salary-cap exception and minimum contracts. They could create another $2.6-million if they were to waive point guard Raymond Felton under the stretch provision, where he is paid his final year’s salary over several years.
The Mavericks are close to striking a deal to re-sign veteran guard J.J. Barea and still have Raymond Felton on the books, but Lin has emerged as Dallas’ top free-agent priority at this point after the team landed Jordan and Matthews. One possibility, sources said, is that the Mavericks could waive-and-stretch Felton’s contract if they get a commitment from Lin to create a salary slot of $2.6 million.