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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am  |  5 responses

George Karl Wants Nuggets to Keep Raymond Felton

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.”

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  • Jer dawg

    Being North Carolina alums might have a lot to do with his liking both point guards. They both play alike anyway.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Ty Lawson starting is ironic, he was Felton’s back up at UNC wasn’t he?

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    @nbk – no. Felton’s last season was when they won it all in ’05.
    There was a one year gap in between Felton’s last season and Lawson’s first where Quentin Thomas was the starting point guard, and the general consensus among Tar Heel fans was “I can’t wait till’ Lawson gets here!” cause Thomas was not very effective.
    Lawson’s first season was in 06-07, and he was constantly being compared to Felton because they were both so effective at pushing the fast break.
    And they both won a chip too so it all worked out.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Oh alright, I obviously am not very up to date on NCAA past or present.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    And I obviously retain too much useless information.
    LOL.

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