The Knicks may have lost out on the Lebron James sweepstakes, but one day after announcing the David Lee sign and trade that netted them Anthony Randolph, Kelenna Azubuike, and Ronny Turiaf, the Knicks have solved a problem at a long standing trouble spot, agreeing to terms on a three year contract with former Bobcat and North Carolina Tar Heel, Raymond Felton–who was perhaps the best remaining free agent available.
The deal could be finalized as early as Saturday. Three days ago, Duhon signed a free agent contract with Orlando.
Felton’s contract is believed to be a three-year deal worth approximately $25 million, which doesn’t preclude the Knicks from pursuing Chris Paul or Tony Parker next summer. The Knicks were also considering Luke Ridnour, but felt that Felton was the better player to go along with Amar’e Stoudemire and Danilo Gallinari.
Raymond Felton’s career stats:
Felton is 26 years old, is a career starter, and has only missed 11 games in his NBA career. He represents perhaps the best point guard solution the Knicks have come up with since a young Mark Jackson.