Raymond Felton Out 2-3 Weeks Due to Strained Hamstring (UPDATE)

by December 12, 2013

The New York Knicks provided an update on the injury status of their starting point guard Thursday afternoon:

The New York Knicks announced on Wednesday that Pablo Prigioni would start in place of the injured Raymond Felton, who re-injured his left hamstring on Tuesday in Cleveland. Per the NY Post: “Felton is expected to miss more than the four games he sat out last month, which may be good news, not bad. Felton tried to play at less than 100 percent and was unsuccessful upon his return. With Prigioni as the starting point guard for the forseeable future, Beno Udrih is back in the mix as his backup. Prigioni is an analytics dream, with numbers showing the Knicks offensive output greater when he plays more than 20 minutes, dating to 2012-13. Udrih had started when Felton went down with a hamstring/pinched nerve last month. Woodson said he is going with Prigioni for his pressure defense on the ball. Though Prigioni shot just 2-of-9 in the Knicks’ 83-78 win over the Bulls Wednesday, he had four steals, no turnovers and the defense was much better than it had been with Felton. Udrih was also dusted off, playing 17:28, making 4-of-5 shots, but also committing four turnovers that helped the Bulls get back in the game.”