Felton’s suspension without pay was announced Thursday, two weeks after he took a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but avoiding jail time.
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.
Phil Jackson is wasting no time. Free agency hasn’t even begun yet, yet the Knicks’ president is cleaning house.
The NBA has said it’s monitoring the case. The league usually waits until criminal cases against players are resolved before deciding whether to impose any fine or suspension.
Raymond Felton once said he was “better than any point guard.” Well, he wasn’t all that great in 2013-14, and apparently Knicks president Phil Jackson isn’t interested in seeing if he’ll bounce back.
There’s a reason they call him the Zen Master. Jackson knows his No. 1 priority is to put a winning product on the court. To that end, he plans on molding the mental state of his players.
Joakim Noah had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists for his fifth career triple-double, leading the streaking Chicago Bulls to a 109-90 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.
Stephen Curry had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in three quarters, Klay Thompson added 25 points, and the Golden State Warriors sent the frustrated New York Knicks to a 126-103 loss Friday night.
From J.R. Smith being suspended to start the season to Raymond Felton now facing gun charges, the Knicks are on pace for the biggest one-year free fall in franchise history.
While Raymond Felton may face a fine and some kind of community service or maybe just probation, if he does have to do some time, any term of imprisonment will be less than Plaxico Burress’ two-year sentence.
Makes you wonder how far down the Knicks are on the list of the NBA’s worst teams. Heck, the Seattle Supersonics have won a title more recently and that franchise no longer exists.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson says guard Raymond Felton will suit up against the Heat in Miami despite being arrested Tuesday on gun charges.
Jimmer Fredette is reportedly on the verge of a buyout with the Kings, but at the moment it seems there won’t be a roster spot available for the Glens Falls native in New York.
“It’s time for somebody to bring semblance back to the New York Knicks,” Carton said. “Day 1 — you cut Ray Felton today. No wiggle room, no discussion, no talking about it. ”
The weapon had 17 armor-piercing rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa confirmed.