HoopsHype Raymond Felton rumors

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The NBA schedule typically produces some oddities, and the 2014-15 gives us this: Raymond Felton, newly acquired by the Dallas Mavericks, will make his season debut in Portland. Felton joined Dallas as part of the trade that took center Tyson Chandler back to Dallas from New York. Last week, Felton was suspended for the first four games of the NBA season after he pleaded guilty to a firearms charge. When the 2014-15 schedule came out Wednesday, whaddaya know, the fifth game of the Mavericks' season -- the first Felton will be eligible to play as a Dallas player -- will be against the Blazers at the Moda Center on Thursday, Nov. 6. The game will be broadcast by TNT. Oregonian

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Felton was arrested in February after allegedly threatening his then-wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, with a gun shortly after a buzzer-beating loss to the Mavericks at the Garden. The two officially divorced last month after getting married in 2012. “I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions. Moving forward I’m eager to get to Dallas, to start fresh and make a positive impact in the Dallas metropolitan area,” Felton said in a statement. New York Post

He had been arrested in New York after he allegedly pointed a gun at his estranged wife. He eventually pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, as well as knowingly having a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol that was unlicensed. Felton was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. On top of that, the NBA has now suspended Felton the first four games of next season without pay, the league announced Thursday. “I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Felton said in a statement released by the Mavericks. NBCSports.com

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol without a license. ESPN.com

"Are those charges true?'' Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Larry Stephen asked. "Yes, sir,'' Felton said, later adding in a soft voice, "I apologize.'' He was immediately sentenced to 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Rebold said Felton will be allowed to do the service outside New York. If he complies, the case will be closed without jail time or probation. ESPN.com

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Former Knick point guard Raymond Felton and his wife settled their nasty divorce battle Thursday, her lawyer told The Post. Lawyers for Felton – who now plays for the Dallas Mavericks – and Ariane Raymondo, 26, each had several private discussions with Judge Deborah Kaplan in Manhattan Supreme Court in the morning before the judge spoke with them jointly. New York Post

Felton struck a no-jail plea deal with Manhattan prosecutors last month for possessing an illegal gun that Raymondo, a Cornell University grad, told cops he used to threaten her. He was busted in February after Raymondo​​ turned him in to police and gave them the Belgian-made FNH Five-Seven 28mm handgun she said he waved at her twice during h eated fights at their Upper West Side apartment. Raymondo also told cops that Felton was a serial cheater and had carried on affairs with more than one mistress, law-enforcement sources have told the Post. Raymondo and Felton wed in 2012, and she filed for divorce in February. New York Post

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