Raymond Felton Asks Knicks Fans to Be Patient

by November 08, 2013

Despite a slow, ominous-looking start to the season, New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton says things will work out in the end. An apologetic Felton wants Knicks fans — a historically nurturing and understanding group of human beings — to be patient. Per ESPN: “The fans are not here in the locker room with us,’ Felton said. ‘They are not inside (knowing) what’s going on with this team. All I can say to the fans is we do apologize. I am speaking on behalf of myself and my teammates. We do apologize for the way we have been playing. We are not playing Knicks basketball right now,’ Felton continued. ‘We understand that. We are going to play harder, we are going to play better. It’s early on in the season. Just be patient with us.’ The Knicks have lost three straight games as they head into Charlotte, which beat them, 102-97, on Tuesday. They’ll also play their first of the next several games without starting center Tyson Chandler, who is out for the next four-to-six weeks with a small non-displaced fracture of his right fibula. Felton says he knows some fans are panicking even though it is very early. ‘We are going through a little slump right now,’ Felton explained. ‘I know the fans and everybody is starting to panic a little bit. We are fine man. It’s only game five coming up. It’s still early in the season. We are going to get through it. Some things we got to work out,’ Felton added. ‘We got a lot of new guys to the team. There are a lot of things we are still working on. It’s still early. No need to panic.’ […] ‘We got some new guys on this team that we are trying to work in things with,’ Felton said of new Knicks like Andrea Bargnani and Metta World Peace. ‘It is going to get there. Just stick with us. You all were with us all year last year during the great time. Now be with us during the tough time as well.'”