Video: Knicks fans chant for Thunder’s Raymond Felton
So this is what it has come to for New York Knicks fans these days?
Toward the end of the Knicks’ blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday afternoon, what was left of the fans in attendance at Madison Square Garden began chanting for Thunder backup point guard and former Knick Raymond Felton:
🗣 "RAYMOND FELTON!"
Knicks fans were chanting for their former point guard…and Paul George joined in pic.twitter.com/vGlx1lGydM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 21, 2019
Felton had two short stints with the Knicks.
He first signed with New York during the summer of 2010, but during the 2010-11 campaign, he was traded to the Denver Nuggets as part of a deal that brought Carmelo Anthony to the Big Apple.
After spending the second half of that season with the Nuggets, Felton was then dealt to the Portland Trail Blazers that ensuing summer.
Felton then spent one year with the Blazers before being traded back to the Knicks during the summer of 2012.
The 34-year-old played a major role on New York’s 2012-13 team that won 54 games and made it to the second round of the playoffs, marking the first time the Knicks had won a playoff series since 2000.
That year, Felton averaged 13.9 points, 5.5 assists and 1.4 steals over 34.0 minutes per game while shooting 42.7 percent from the floor, 36.0 percent from 3-point range and 78.9 percent from the free-throw line.
New York then dealt Felton to the Dallas Mavericks during the summer of 2014.
These days, Felton scarcely even gets off the bench. He has appeared in just 15 games for the Thunder this season, registering 4.7 points per game. He is in his second year in Oklahoma City.
He also spent one season with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2016-17.