Oct 30, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) takes a free throw during the third quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 90-83. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Raymond Felton on guarding Rose: ‘I don’t need help’


What Raymond Felton lacks on ability, he more than makes up for in confidence.

Especially as he prepares for a Thursday night clash against Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls. Here’s what Felton said when he was asked if he thought he would need help guarding Rose. In fact, Felton seemed surprised by the question, Ian Begley writes.

[via ESPN NY]

Someone asked Felton after the game if he thought he’d need assistance guarding Rose on Thursday in light of his gimpy hamstring.

Felton seemed surprised by the question.

“Why do I need help? He puts his clothes on just like I put mine on. I’m looking forward to the game,” the Knicks point guard said. “I’m not handicapped. I don’t need no help.”

The best part of this is that it’s technically not known if Felton will even play tonight. He tweaked his hamstring last night against the Bucks, but did return to the game. It doesn’t seem serious, but you just never know with hamstring injuries.

“Hopefully it goes away,” said Felton, who scored 18 points against Milwaukee. “It’s one of those things where it can last 2-3 days but it can last up to 6 weeks. Hopefully one day I wake up and it’s just gone. Right now, it’s just a nagging thing that I’ve got to just deal with.”

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said the team would re-evaluate Felton’s injury prior to tipoff before determining if he could play. He’ll be a game-time decision.

 

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