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Felton Denies Forcing His Way Out Of Portland
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On November 9, 2012 @ 5:16 pm In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Raymond Felton’s first run with the New York Knicks was fairly short-lived. He played just 54 games for the Knicks in 2010-11 before being sent to Denver as part of the Carmelo Anthony blockbuster trade. He wasn’t happy coming off the bench behind Ty Lawson, and was later traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. His experience in Portland was short-lived, too, though he is only willing to admit to part of the scuttlebutt surrounding his rocky time in Portland.
“No. Now that part was definitely not true,” Felton said of the rumor that he forced his way out of Portland. “I think anybody, any coach, any player other than … I ain’t going to put that out there. I don’t think no coach would say that. No player would say that. It was just the media writing some stuff they didn’t know anything about. Only thing was that I came in out of shape. I said that from day one. I admitted to it, but I worked my behind off to get my weight off towards the end of the year and second half of the season to have better numbers. I made sure that didn’t happen again this year. I came in in great shape and still am.”
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