Phil Jackson is going to be one busy man this offseason. Not only does he have to continue to find a coaching replacement, but he is also tasking himself with finding a trade partner for Raymond Felton.
According to Adam Zagoria of TheKnicksBlog, Jackson reportedly let Felton known during a meeting that he would be dealt this offseason. Awkward…
Knicks President Phil Jackson told point guard Raymond Felton during exit meetings last month that he will be traded during the offseason, a league source told SNY.tv.
However, it may not be that easy. Felton has two years left on his contract that is worth nearly $8 million, he’s also facing felony gun charges and, on top of that, he’s coming off the worst season (statistically) of his career.
Felton averaged 9.7 points and 5.6 assists per game this season — I don’t think any team is salivating at the mouth in an attempt to acquire this 30-year-old point guard.
Unless Jackson plays some kind of Zen mind tricks on opposing NBA GMs, it’s going to be nearly impossible to get anything of worth in exchange for Felton.
Not exactly the best of starts for Jackson and his Knicks.