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    I've said for years that Raymond Felton has the ability to be a great PG in the right system and he proved that right in NY last year. Granted, that was the PG friendly system that D'Antoni run, but still. The guy is a great defender, can run an offense, and is clutch. The best part is, it looks like he is on the outs in Portland.

    The Pacers need a PG who can be a leader and Felton has proven that he can be that guy on many occasions. He brings everything that we need as a team from the PG spot.

    I do not think that he is the missing piece for this team, but I think he is a HUGE step in the right direction. I would love to see if there is a way we can get him with a package around Collison. If the Blazers are that unhappy with him, it might be something they'd go for. They get younger and save money.

    Just something else to talk about...

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    Seems like a sideways move at best.

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    Seems like a sideways move at best.
    It wouldn't be. I can promise you that.

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    I don't know if he would be a HUGE step in the right direction.
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    Seems like a sideways move at best.
    I tend to agree with this line of thinking. Felton is having a miserable year. I'm all about upgrading the point guard position, but I want it to be a clear, significant upgrade. I don't think Felton fits the bill.

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    IMO Felton is a better option than DC but considering Felton's roots, he is a huge disappointment. He was a top 5 pick in the same Draft class as CP3 and D Will. You would at least expect him to be a little more successful in the league than he has been. He was in Charlotte though so I gues he gets the benefit of the doubt.

    He did look a lil fat on the court against the Clips too. Hey what do I know? DC and cap space and it's a deal.

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    IMO Felton is a better option than DC but considering Felton's roots, he is a huge disappointment. He was a top 5 pick in the same Draft class as CP3 and D Will. You would at least expect him to be a little more successful in the league than he has been. He was in Charlotte though so I gues he gets the benefit of the doubt.

    He did look a lil fat on the court against the Clips too. Hey what do I know? DC and cap space and it's a deal.
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    Regarding the first part, who really cares where he was drafted?
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    I thanked this post for the last line of self-deprecation.

    Regarding the first part, who really cares where he was drafted?
    Thanks for the thanks. As to you question, certainly Felton cared wher he was drafted and the reason why I bring that up is because draft position symbolizes a players pedigree. Had he been drafted outside of the lottery in that draft, I amongst many others would not look at him as a disappointment.

    He went to a bigger powerhouse than both Williams and Paul, was drafted in the top 5 w/Williams and Paul but he couldn't hold a candle to the skills and successes of Williams or Paul.

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    I sure don't want Felton!!!

    Maybe they would like Collison and a 1st for Batum and Pacers find a different or 3rd team to get us a real upgrade.

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    I sure don't want Felton!!!

    Maybe they would like Collison and a 1st for Batum and Pacers find a different or 3rd team to get us a real upgrade.
    I wouldn't be completely opposed to that, but it isn't going to happen. Portland has been experimenting with Batum at the 2, and he has been playing very effectively. I believe they will eventually move him for good; he will be the new Brandon Roy, so to speak. He has become one of the rare NBA cases, IMO, where he is untouchable.

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    What about Ramon Sessions? Are the Cavs looking to deal him?
    Here we come lottery?

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    I wouldn't be completely opposed to that, but it isn't going to happen. Portland has been experimenting with Batum at the 2, and he has been playing very effectively. I believe they will eventually move him for good; he will be the new Brandon Roy, so to speak. He has become one of the rare NBA cases, IMO, where he is untouchable.
    Actually, I read an article while back that said they didn't know what they where going to do with Batum and Wallace and their future with Portland is unclear. Said they would have to evaluate it in the off season. Also, Batum has been starting at SF with Wallace starting at PF. I have not seen Batam at the 2 at all. They rotate Mathews and Crawford at the 2.

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    I tend to agree with this line of thinking. Felton is having a miserable year. I'm all about upgrading the point guard position, but I want it to be a clear, significant upgrade. I don't think Felton fits the bill.
    I like it because it's only a lateral move if he still plays like crap. The other possibility is a new change of scenery re-ignites his game and we then have an upgrade on our hands for cheap (not having to give up other assets, which can now stay and play WITH our improved PG).

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    Felton would be an upgrade over what we have right now.

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    I like it because it's only a lateral move if he still plays like crap. The other possibility is a new change of scenery re-ignites his game and we then have an upgrade on our hands for cheap (not having to give up other assets, which can now stay and play WITH our improved PG).
    It isn't a lateral move if he is playing like crap. Right now, he is worse then DC and at 7.6mil, I hope Pacers can find a better option then a hope and a prayer of Felton re-igniting his career here. If the Blazers want to trade him here for AJ Price or a second round pick, then sure, I'm listening.

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    Seems like a sideways move at best.
    No, Awesome is right. Felton is the better PG out of the two. I would love to get Felton.

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    I scout players a lot, I've been scouting Felton since his Freshman year at UNC. I followed him in Charlotte and on the Knicks. I haven't had a chance to see him as much this year as I would have liked, but I can promise you, he would be huge for us.

    He reminds me a lot of Chauncy Billups. Great defender, leader, and is clutch. Billups wasn't a huge player until he landed on the Pistons in the perfect system for him. Felton was having a breakout year with the Knicks until they traded him for Melo.

    I'm not saying Felton will fit here like Billups did in Detroit, however, I feel like he will bring a lot to this team that Darren Collison can't/hasn't.

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    There is a reason why Portland is unhappy with him...

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    I'd be willing to bet that Jamaal Tinsley is in better shape than Felton right now.

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    wow felton has deadset stunk to high heaven this year

    no thanks

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    I live in portland and I doubt they trade him this year. Ya he's struggling this season but I don't think there ready to give up on him just yet.

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    Good post.

    I love the idea. I'm a little biased as I have a warm spot in my heart for Felton. I watched him live in St. Louis as he hit a shot at the buzzer to win the NCAA Championship in front of 50,000 people.
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    Good post.

    I love the idea. I'm a little biased as I have a warm spot in my heart for Felton. I watched him live in St. Louis as he hit a shot at the buzzer to win the NCAA Championship in front of 50,000 people.
    I love that youre a Felton fan, but im not sure what Championship youre talking about. That 2005 championship was a 5 pt game and it was decided by FTs in the last couple of seconds. Not a buzzer beating game winner?

    As far as Felton over DC, if you dont think Felton would be an upgrade you must be crazy. Bigger, better passer,just as fast (if not faster), and he can get to the lane and not have to settle for jumpers or floaters. He might be having a bad year, but w the lockout and new team, thats kind of warranted. I know im biased but id trade DC for Felton right this instant, and not think twice about it
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    I love that youre a Felton fan, but im not sure what Championship youre talking about. That 2005 championship was a 5 pt game and it was decided by FTs in the last couple of seconds. Not a buzzer beating game winner?
    From Wikipedia:
    Felton hit a key three-pointer over Deron Williams to break a 65–65 tie late in the game, and then came up with a crucial steal in the final seconds when Illinois had a chance to either tie the game or take the lead. His two free throws after the steal provided the final scoring in the game.
    I was wrong. He was clutch three times in a row in the final seconds.
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    From Wikipedia:

    I was wrong. He was clutch three times in a row in the final seconds.
    I get your point, but for someone who was @ the game you dont remember it very well. He missed a FT giving Illinois a chance to send it in to OT. Luther Head missed and Felton went on to make the 74th and 75th point. Winning by 5. Im not trying to call you out or anything, just the game didnt end that way. Ray was one of my fav UNC players ever, but he was hardly as clutch in that game as you made it seem.

    If anything Marvin Williams tip back to make it 72-70 was the biggest bucket of the game.
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