The Knicks started off the season as one of the hottest teams in the NBA, but New York has cooled off since Raymond Felton was sidelined with a fractured pinky finger on his right hand, going 4-5 without their starting point guard.
The New York faithful have been searching for some good news, and they may have received it after a plague of injuries hit the Knickerbockers.
According to Al Iannazzone of Newsday, Raymond Felton is expected to return to the New York Knicks next weekend.
“They won’t let me play,” Felton said before the Knicks practiced. “They’re not even going to let me play when we first get back. So I’m looking at maybe Philly in Philly.”
Felton will have an X-ray on his hand when the Knicks return home from London, according to Iannazzone.
The doctors want to play it safe with Felton, who is supposed to be out for 4-6 weeks, but nobody can deny that New York has missed the underrated point guard’s production, especially in pick-and-roll situations.
Felton has been a floor general for New York averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 28 games this season.
If he is healthy enough to return on the road versus the 76ers, the Knicks could catch fire once again, with a five game home stand on the horizon that includes four opponents under .500, which is just what the doctor ordered.
Stay tuned as this story develops.
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