GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Raymond Felton is determined to keep personal turmoil from affecting what was already his most trying season professionally.
A day after his arrest on felony weapons charges, Felton returned to practice with the New York Knicks on Wednesday, saying that was “not a distraction” to the team.
Felton spoke for less than a minute and did not take questions. He thanked family, friends and teammates for their support and insisted his thoughts were on the Knicks’ game tonight in Miami.
“This is not a distraction to this team,” he said. “I’m focusing on finishing out this season, finishing out these games with my teammates and going down to Miami, focusing on this next game at task versus the defending champs.”
Slowed by nagging leg injuries early, Felton is averaging a career-worst 10.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting for a team with a 21-36 record.
He’s also dealing with the breakup of his marriage, and he was arrested early Tuesday after authorities said a lawyer for his wife turned into a police precinct a loaded semi-automatic handgun allegedly belonging to the point guard, claiming she no longer wanted it in their home.