Report: Kay Felder released by Raptors 905 after domestic violence arrest
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Report: Kay Felder released by Raptors 905 after domestic violence arrest

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Per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, the Raptors 905 have released point guard Kay Felder after the 22-year-old was charged with domestic violence on Monday morning. The 905 haven’t had any further comment on the matter.

In an official statement, the 905 — the Toronto Raptors’ official NBA G-League affiliate — announced they have waived Felder after learning of the domestic violence allegations:

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, Raptors 905 guard Kay Felder was charged by police in connection with an allegation of domestic violence.

Raptors 905 have waived Felder, effective immediately.

As this matter is before the courts, Raptors 905 will not comment further.

Selected with the 54th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Felder spent his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and his second season with both the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons before signing with Toronto in August. After being waived by the Raptors in October, Felder remained with the franchise’s G-League team.

Felder averaged 18.1 points, 6.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game for the 905 this season, shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 30.0 percent from three-point range.

The NBA is one of the most critical professional sports league when it comes to matters of domestic violence so it’s questionable whether or not Felder has played his last game for an NBA team. Even if absolved of guilt, Felder will have to face questions about his off-court behavior that he was unlikely to have in the past.