Raymond Felton says he’s not a distraction; Knicks focused on the playoffs


Knicks guard Raymond Felton is back with the team following his arrest on gun possession charges. Felton released a statement saying this wouldn’t be a distraction for the Knicks as they make their push for the playoffs. My question, has he been playing in the same season I’ve been watching? There are no playoffs for the Knicks this year.


Felton’s statement:

“I want to start off by saying thank you to my teammates, thank you to the fans, to my family, to my friends, everybody for their support in this situation,” Felton said in a statement. “This is not a distraction to this team. I’m focusing on finishing out this season, finishing out these games with my teammates. And, um, going down to Miami, focusing on this next game at task versus the defending champs.

“As far as speaking on what’s going on off the court with me, there will be no comment. Speaking on that. If you’ve got any questions, anything dealing with that, speak with my lawyer. But other than that, I’m here to concentrate on this team, finish this season out with the New York Knicks. And see what happens, man. Trying to make it to the playoffs. We’re 5 1/2 games out, 25 games left, so I’m really focusing on that with these guys, with the team and trying to make that happen.”

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