Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:27 pm

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By Stefan Bondy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Soon, Raymond Felton will have the most scrutinized job at the Garden as Jeremy Lin's replacement.

And Carmelo Anthony — having played with Felton since adolescence — is predicting a motivated, purposeful point guard.

"This is a special year for him mentally, for him being traded from here and having the chance to come back and prove to people what his game is about," Anthony said at his youth camp at St. John's University. "When he was here in New York, they were rolling. He was having an All-Star year when he was here so to bring him back that was an extra incentive for him to want to do good.

"I know, for him, he has a chip on his shoulder. I've been playing against Raymond since I was 9 years old in AAU basketball so he's been the same since then. He wants to prove everybody wrong."

Indeed, Felton has taken a fighting stance toward criticisms about his weight and struggles last season - telling CBS Sports last month, "I came in out of shape one year (last season with the Trailblazers) and that's all anybody wants to talk about. I look forward to this year to shutting up everybody's mouth."

Anthony can understand. He has also been the target of critics, mostly surrounding his leadership and ability to mesh with Amar'e Stoudemire.

Charles Oakley was the latest to call out the Knicks stars for "not making their teammates better," but Anthony dismissed it Friday.

"I didn't really hear exactly what he said but at this point it really doesn't matter," said Anthony, who, when asked, even offered Oakley cases of the energy drink he endorses.

"It doesn't matter what he said."

Having locked up his Olympic gold medal and preparing to get it framed, Anthony said the hamstring he tweaked in London is "100 percent," and he's taking a short break from basketball before resuming gym work next week.

Stoudemire, meanwhile, recently returned from training sessions in Houston with Hakeem Olajuwon, embracing the idea that his post-game - which was non-existent last season - needs assistance.

"It's not like (Stoudemire) didn't have those moves. I guess he didn't feel comfortable with it . whatever it may be," Anthony said, adding, "for him to take that step and say at least he wanted to try it, a lot of people wouldn't have taken that step."


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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby therealdeal on Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:15 pm

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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby bruddahmanmatt on Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:07 pm

More like a bag of chips.
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby KB24 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:01 am

Melo talks but doesn't back it up.
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby thkthebest on Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:36 am

bruddahmanmatt wrote:More like a bag of chips.

therealdeal wrote:Not if he eats it first.

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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Frank Dux on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:07 am

Good for Raymond.













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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby PiNOYLaKERSFaN on Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:03 pm

Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder


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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Congo Cash on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:42 pm

Doesn't matter since he sucks...
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:14 pm

So.... it seems the pressure of NY is getting to the mentally weak collection of players they have put together..... First Stat SAYS he's going to play defense..... Now Felton is going to play with a "chip on his shoulder"... . what's next?..... Melo saying he's going to pass?....

Watching this team crash and burn will be tragic..... Poor New Yorkers.... they deserve better than these guys....
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby jimbo327 on Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:04 pm

Raymond better come in at tip top shape, and balling...or the NYers are going to kill him every night. I'm going to enjoy that train wreck.
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:23 am

thkthebest wrote:
bruddahmanmatt wrote:More like a bag of chips.

therealdeal wrote:Not if he eats it first.

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I went in here planning a lame Pringles joke, :man2:
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby FabFourLakers on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:58 am

Dunno why everyone is counting these guys out...they may have one of the deepest teams in the league and they play in the EASTERN conference....I think they end with the 4th seed AHEAD of the Los Angeles Clippers of the East aka The Brooklyn Nets aka the overrated overhyped team in the east.
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby nameant on Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:39 am

I always love to hear about so and so millionaire athlete is gonna play harder now because __________. They sound like real winners to me.
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby The Rock on Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:48 am

I like Felton, he had good rapport on the floor with Amare when they played together in 2011. He'll be playing next to Kidd so his game will mature. Felton is actually one of the better defenders in the league at that position so he'll be fine in NY
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Frank Dux on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:47 am

FabFourLakers wrote:Dunno why everyone is counting these guys out...they may have one of the deepest teams in the league and they play in the EASTERN conference....I think they end with the 4th seed AHEAD of the Los Angeles Clippers of the East aka The Brooklyn Nets aka the overrated overhyped team in the east.


We're counting them out because their two best players have terrible chemistry, play no defense, and ball hog. The Knicks have quite possibly the worst point guard rotation in the league, and they've been a floundering mess over the last 13 years. Until they prove otherwise, the Knicks will continue to get zero respect. They've made some decent moves, sure. But I don't see them getting past Boston, or Miami. No way.


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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:38 pm

Congo Cash wrote:Doesn't matter since he sucks...
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby jimbo327 on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:17 pm

The Rock wrote:I like Felton, he had good rapport on the floor with Amare when they played together in 2011. He'll be playing next to Kidd so his game will mature. Felton is actually one of the better defenders in the league at that position so he'll be fine in NY


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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Frank Dux wrote:
FabFourLakers wrote:Dunno why everyone is counting these guys out...they may have one of the deepest teams in the league and they play in the EASTERN conference....I think they end with the 4th seed AHEAD of the Los Angeles Clippers of the East aka The Brooklyn Nets aka the overrated overhyped team in the east.


We're counting them out because their two best players have terrible chemistry, play no defense, and ball hog. The Knicks have quite possibly the worst point guard rotation in the league, and they've been a floundering mess over the last 13 years. Until they prove otherwise, the Knicks will continue to get zero respect. They've made some decent moves, sure. But I don't see them getting past Boston, or Miami. No way.


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A team with both Melo and Stat will never make it to the finals IMHO...... neither of those two has it in the chest to fight through the mentally tough situations in the playoffs.... great regular season players however.....
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Postby Phil XI on Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:41 pm

therealdeal wrote:Not if he eats it first.

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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby abeer3 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:35 pm

i'm sort of pulling for the knicks at this point, felton included. i'm not sure any of their players deserve the crap they get from the media (save maybe jr smith, who's a moron). the amare situation cracks me up. he was much more immature and egomaniacal in phx, and everyone loved him then. he moves to ny, generally appears to finally get some humility and sense of responsibility, and now everyone dislikes him. doesn't compute for me. melo's also vilified for the same things for which he was praised in denver.

the media has forgiven lebron for way stupider stuff than these guys have done, imo.
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:56 pm

abeer3 wrote:
the media has forgiven lebron for way stupider stuff than these guys have done, imo.







Yeah...... LeBron hit a player being held and ran like a girl...... and choked a player because he was mad.....
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby ben_ready on Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:42 pm

Haters gone hate, come on laker fans y'all better than this yell™
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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby therealdeal on Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:25 pm

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Re: Carmelo: Raymond Felton To Play With Chip On Shoulder

Postby abeer3 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:27 am

Rooscooter wrote:Yeah...... LeBron hit a player being held and ran like a girl...... and choked a player because he was mad.....


need i cue up the celebration?
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