Report: Clippers reach one-year deal with Raymond Felton to be reserve point guard
The Clippers have added a third point guard to the roster — behind Chris Paul and Austin Rivers — in 11-year NBA veteran Raymond Felton.
Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times broke the story.
Raymond Felton has agreed to a veteran's minimum contract with the Clippers. Details still being worked out— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 14, 2016
Felton is a veteran point guard who will be a solid backup for Chris Paul.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 14, 2016
Solid might overstate it slightly, although he is comparable to Austin Rivers. Last season Felton averaged 27 minutes a game and started 31 for the Mavericks, averaging 9.5 points and 3.6 assists per game.
The challenge is he’s not a good shooter — 28.2 percent from three last season — and his numbers are in steady decline in recent seasons. In the past there have been conditioning questions, which has led to defensive problems in the past. There may be slightly better fits on the market.
However, on a one-year minimum deal, this isn’t a bad contract for the Clippers