Knicks Will Target Raymond Felton if Nash Passes
The New York Knicks are doing whatever they can to acquire Steve Nash and may pursue a sign-and-trade option if Nash doesn’t find the money offered sufficient enough. Still, the chances of the Knicks getting Nash are slim and if they cannot bring him to the City, the front-office will target Raymond Felton, New York Post.
Felton played for the Knicks in the first half of the 2010-11 season before being traded to the Denver Nuggets as part of the Carmelo Anthony trade. Felton played extremely well with the Knicks during his time and the team never wanted to get rid of him.
Nash is the best candidate to lift Stoudemire out of last season’s funk, but Felton also is on their radar and is more attainable.
After a down season with Portland, Felton’s market value has fallen, possibly into the Knicks’ range. Former Knicks president Donnie Walsh never wanted to trade Felton, but was under great pressure from owner James Dolan to make the Carmelo Anthony deal happen late last February.
Although Felton does not create the same buzz as Nash, he is a solid point guard and the perfect fit for the Knicks. He felt very comfortable with the franchise and pressures that come along with being a Knick.