Raymond Felton agrees to one-year deal with Thunder
After securing the commitment of Paul George, the Oklahoma City Thunder are now focusing on some less-glitzy priorities like keeping backup point guard Raymond Felton for another year.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the veteran point guard has agreed to return to Oklahoma City, though, the financial details of the deal remain unspecified.
Free agent guard Raymond Felton has agreed to a one-year deal to return to Oklahoma City, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2018
Felton originally signed a one-year contract with the Thunder worth $2.3 million last season, so the latest offer he got from Oklahoma City is likely in the ballpark of that earlier deal.
In his first season with the Thunder, Felton averaged just 6.9 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 16.6 minutes per game. He appeared in all of the Thunder’s 82 games in the regular season, including two starts.
Felton mostly served as the main backup of Russell Westbrook, who eats a huge chunk of playing time for the point guard position in Oklahoma City, leaving just morsels of meaningful minutes for the stocky 34-year-old guard. In this year’s playoffs, Felton saw just 13.2 minutes of action per game, posting paltry numbers of 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.5 dimes in six games, all while coming off the bench.
Raymond Felton, who’s suited up for seven different NBA teams, has been durable over the past three seasons, as he appeared in no fewer than 80 games in each of the last three campaigns, which he spent with the Dallas Mavericks, L.A. Clippers, and the Thunder.
For Oklahoma City, the team still is looking for another point guard to add to the depth chart for insurance purposes.