HoopsHype Raymond Felton rumors

January 7, 2014 Updates

Point guard Raymond Felton, battling a groin strain, is expected to make his return from a two-week absence Tuesday when the Knicks host the Pistons at the Garden. [...] Felton has battled hamstring, groin and hip injuries all season, and his apparent weight gain since training camp began could be an issue. However, Mike Woodson said Felton has lost weight since going down with the groin strain Dec. 23 in Orlando. New York Post

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Felton, whose return was ruined when he went down late in the fourth quarter Monday, has been listed with a strained right groin and is out indefinitely. Felton will undergo further tests Wednesday to establish a timetable, but it doesn’t sound good after the Knicks point guard said after the game he heard a “pop.’’ That leaves slow-footed third-string point guard Beno Udrih and rookie Toure’ Murry to contend with the Thunder’s blazing playmakers, superstar Russell Westbrook and his young stud backup, Reggie Jackson. New York Post

December 24, 2013 Updates

Somehow the Knicks escaped with a 103-98 victory at Amway Center over the Magic, but not even a win can be savored in this jinxed Knicks season. Anthony could be lost for the Christmas clash with the Thunder — or longer despite his optimism. Felton could be lost for at least a month after hearing a pop in his right groin. Knicks embattled coach Mike Woodson can’t seem to catch a break. “It’s just been that type of year,’’ Felton said as he hobbled out of the locker room. New York Post

Knicks starting point guard Raymond Felton’s comeback lasted just one game. The cursed point guard sustained a right groin injury with 3:15 left after returning from a six-game absence to rest his lingering strained hamstring. This could be even more serious than the hammy after feeling something “pop.” He will be tested, likely with an MRI, Tuesday. “Very disappointing,’’ Felton said. “Can’t catch a break. I’m wishing for the best. I’ll get reevaluated. Hopefully they tell me something positive. That’s what I’m hoping for right now.’’ New York Post

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Point guard Kyle Lowry is still with the Raptors, and Pablo Prigioni is still the starting point guard for the Knicks. While Lowry surely will move somewhere, there’s a chance Prigioni will stay right where he is — as the Knicks’ starter even when Raymond Felton returns from his hamstring injury. According to a source, coach Mike Woodson doesn’t like to have a player lose his starting job via injury, but if the Knicks are rolling when Felton is ready to go, Woodson could still stick with Prigioni. There is a concern in the organization Felton will have trouble recovering fully from a nagging hamstring pull and pinched nerve in his hip — which is why the Knicks went full bore after Lowry. New York Post

December 14, 2013 Updates

Dolan traded Felton once and is clearly comfortable with dealing the struggling point guard again. Felton missed his second straight game on Friday with his hamstring injury. “That trade stuff I don’t talk about,” Felton said. “I’ve been in the league for nine years now. That’s going to happen. It happens even when you have a good season. There were trade rumors last year and we had a great year last year. So that stuff I don’t even discuss. I have nothing to do with it. I don’t deal with it. That’s what we have general managers and all that stuff for. Trade stuff, I don’t even talk about.” New York Daily News

December 13, 2013 Updates
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The New York Knicks are pursuing Toronto point guard Kyle Lowry with a package of Raymond Felton, Metta World Peace and a 2018 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Knicks refused a Raptors proposal that would've included Iman Shumpert and Felton, sources told Yahoo Sports. WIthout a first-round pick or Shumpert, there is no traction for a deal. The Knicks have no appetite for including Shumpert or rookie Tim Hardaway Jr. in a package. Yahoo! Sports

A source on Thursday said the Knicks are exploring a trade that would send Felton and another asset—perhaps shooting guard Iman Shumpert—to the Toronto Raptors for point guard Kyle Lowry. He makes $6.2 million this season, so it would require the Knicks to move two players, most likely Felton and Shumpert. The Knicks and Raptors have a trading history together, from Glen Grunwald's connection and this past summer's deal involving Andrea Bargnani. Bleacher Report

Knicks starting point guard Raymond Felton missed Wednesday night's 83-78 win over the Chicago Bulls due to a hamstring ailment, and coach Mike Woodson said he could be out for "a little while." Felton aggravated a pre-existing left hamstring injury in the third quarter against Cleveland while driving to the basket on Tuesday. He was removed from the game shortly thereafter and never returned. "I don't think we're at a day to day right now. He's going to probably be a little while," Woodson said before tipoff against the Bulls on Wednesday. ESPN.com

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