Felton aggravated a pre-existing left hamstring injury against Cleveland on Tuesday while driving to the basket. Felton didn’t return to action for the Knicks after the injury. With Felton out, the Knicks may look outside of the roster through a possible trade, or the Knicks may just use Pablo Prigioni and Beno Udrih in Felton’s place.
Felton is averaging 10.3 points and 5.2 assists in 32 minutes this season while shooting 39 percent from the field. Felton has been bothered by the hamstring for much of the season and the Knicks finally decided to shut him down Wednesday. He had an MRI exam Thursday to confirm the injury. This is another hit to the Knicks who sit second to last in the East with a 5-16 record. The Knicks are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Felton’s scoring production is down a bit this year compared to last season. Raymond averaged 13.9 points per game last year, and this season he’s a tad over 10 points per game. Despite the lower scoring numbers, it’s hard to point the blame at Raymond Felton for the Knicks struggles this season. The Knicks won their first game without Felton, 83-78, on Wednesday night over the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks will see the Boston Celtics in Boston after the Celtics dismantled them by 41 points Sunday at MSG.
(Via Shawn Cassidy, Hoops-Nation.com)