George Karl Wants Nuggets to Keep Raymond Felton

by March 02, 2011

Karl likes what he sees in his new floor leader, and would like for Denver to lock him up long-term. From the Post: “When the 6-foot-1 Felton arrived in Denver a week ago as part of the blockbuster Carmelo Anthony trade with New York, Felton, 26, said Nuggets coach George Karl told him his first task was to lead. Felton’s leadership showed up big Monday night in a victory over Atlanta, when he took over in the fourth quarter of what was a close game. In the final period, he scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds and had three assists as the Nuggets pulled away late. In a timeshare with the speedy, 5-foot-11 Ty Lawson, Felton is being looked at as a possible long-term solution at point guard. Karl likes the idea of having Felton and Lawson in Nuggets uniforms for years to come. ‘I definitely think so,’ Karl said. ‘How we figure out Ty and him is a (good) problem. It could be long-term, it could be short-term. We’re hoping somehow, some way, to figure out long-term.’ That would be a change from Felton’s fun but short run in New York. The Knicks signed him as a free agent last July after Felton spent five seasons in Charlotte.”