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Raymond Felton: A little bit about the new guy!
Born: June 26th, 1984 in Marion, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 205 lbs
NBA Draft: 5th pick in 2005 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats
Years Pro: 5
Number: 20
College: North Carolina (2002-2005)
Position: Point Guard
Raymond Felton was born on June 26th, 1984 in Marion, South Carolina. He attended Latta High School in South Carolina where he was able to lead his team to two state championships. During his junior and senior years, Felton won the South Carolina Mr. Basketball award and was awarded the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award. Along with these awards, he was also the MVP of the Roundball Classic (2002) and was part of the 2002 McDonald’s All-American team. Although if you didn’t think Felton was busy enough with basketball, he also played baseball, ran track, played football while maintaining his place on the High School All-State Academic Team. 
After being a busy and successful student/player in high school, Raymond Felton had no intentions to slow down. He soon became a Tarheel at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. (note: UNC is like Harvard for students, it’s the place to be if you’re a great basketball player with incredible talent! UNC also has a major reputation for basketball and of course we ALL know that Michael Jordan played here…so basically it is a bad ass school!). During Felton’s freshman year, he received the Carolina Player of the Year. During his sophomore year, he received the Naismith College Player of the Year Award and he was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (which is another bad ass award given to the BEST college point guards in the country). During Felton’s Junior Year at UNC (his last), he helped lead his Tarheels to the 2005 National Championship! Along with this championship, Felton averaged of 12.9 points a game and had 6.9 assists per game. Because he had a breakthrough junior year, he received the Bob Cousy Award and was voted to the All-ACC First Team. At this point in college, Felton had to choose between staying and finishing his college career or enter the NBA draft. This was a clear and easy choice to make for any high-profile college basketball player who wins a NCAA Championship… ENTER THE NBA DRAFT why of course!

Felton was the 5th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft; he was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats. He averaged 11.9 points/3.3 rebounds/5.6 assists during his rookie season and he was voted to the All-NBA Rookie Second Team. Over the past few years, Felton has earned more playing time and is currently ranked #7 in the NBA for Assists and Steals per game. After playing for the Charlotte Bobcats for 3 years, Felton became a free-agent on July 1st, 2010. He was traded to the New York Knicks, where he was able to re-energize his NBA career (note: New York Knicks weren’t too happy when he was traded to the Nuggets, he was having one heck of a season…and is still reinventing himself as one of the best point guards in the League!). Felton was a co-captain, alongside Amare Stoudemire, for the New York Knicks. Most recently, Felton was traded to the Denver Nuggets (which of course sent Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the Knicks). So far, Felton has given the Nuggets a huge BOOST! Even though he is not the starting point guard (Ty Lawson still maintains the starting position), he comes off the bench with intensity and aggressiveness. I can’t wait to see what Felton has in store for Denver!! I’ve never been this excited about the Denver Nuggets as I am now! Thank you New York for giving us your players, they have definitely revitalized our team!!
Quote I like from an interview of his:
 Raymond Felton: “I would describe my game as a greedy person…I’m a hard worker… I’m a competitor…I’m gonna bring it every night…I’m a guy that will do anything to win.”
 
Sources: 
http://www.raymondfelton.com/ssp/bioes
http://www.nba.com/playerfile/raymond_felton/bio.html

Raymond Felton: A little bit about the new guy!

Born: June 26th, 1984 in Marion, South Carolina

Height: 6 ft 1 in

Weight: 205 lbs

NBA Draft: 5th pick in 2005 NBA draft by the Charlotte Bobcats

Years Pro: 5

Number: 20

College: North Carolina (2002-2005)

Position: Point Guard

Raymond Felton was born on June 26th, 1984 in Marion, South Carolina. He attended Latta High School in South Carolina where he was able to lead his team to two state championships. During his junior and senior years, Felton won the South Carolina Mr. Basketball award and was awarded the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award. Along with these awards, he was also the MVP of the Roundball Classic (2002) and was part of the 2002 McDonald’s All-American team. Although if you didn’t think Felton was busy enough with basketball, he also played baseball, ran track, played football while maintaining his place on the High School All-State Academic Team.

After being a busy and successful student/player in high school, Raymond Felton had no intentions to slow down. He soon became a Tarheel at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. (note: UNC is like Harvard for students, it’s the place to be if you’re a great basketball player with incredible talent! UNC also has a major reputation for basketball and of course we ALL know that Michael Jordan played here…so basically it is a bad ass school!). During Felton’s freshman year, he received the Carolina Player of the Year. During his sophomore year, he received the Naismith College Player of the Year Award and he was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award (which is another bad ass award given to the BEST college point guards in the country). During Felton’s Junior Year at UNC (his last), he helped lead his Tarheels to the 2005 National Championship! Along with this championship, Felton averaged of 12.9 points a game and had 6.9 assists per game. Because he had a breakthrough junior year, he received the Bob Cousy Award and was voted to the All-ACC First Team. At this point in college, Felton had to choose between staying and finishing his college career or enter the NBA draft. This was a clear and easy choice to make for any high-profile college basketball player who wins a NCAA Championship… ENTER THE NBA DRAFT why of course!

Felton was the 5th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft; he was drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats. He averaged 11.9 points/3.3 rebounds/5.6 assists during his rookie season and he was voted to the All-NBA Rookie Second Team. Over the past few years, Felton has earned more playing time and is currently ranked #7 in the NBA for Assists and Steals per game. After playing for the Charlotte Bobcats for 3 years, Felton became a free-agent on July 1st, 2010. He was traded to the New York Knicks, where he was able to re-energize his NBA career (note: New York Knicks weren’t too happy when he was traded to the Nuggets, he was having one heck of a season…and is still reinventing himself as one of the best point guards in the League!). Felton was a co-captain, alongside Amare Stoudemire, for the New York Knicks. Most recently, Felton was traded to the Denver Nuggets (which of course sent Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the Knicks). So far, Felton has given the Nuggets a huge BOOST! Even though he is not the starting point guard (Ty Lawson still maintains the starting position), he comes off the bench with intensity and aggressiveness. I can’t wait to see what Felton has in store for Denver!! I’ve never been this excited about the Denver Nuggets as I am now! Thank you New York for giving us your players, they have definitely revitalized our team!!

Quote I like from an interview of his:

 Raymond Felton: “I would describe my game as a greedy person…I’m a hard worker… I’m a competitor…I’m gonna bring it every night…I’m a guy that will do anything to win.”

 

Sources:

http://www.raymondfelton.com/ssp/bioes

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/raymond_felton/bio.html

In your face! Nene scored 18-points in Nuggets 131-101 win over the Detroit Pistons. JR Smith scored 9 three pointers, 31 points in total! This was a fun and entertaining game by all the Nuggets’ players. Can’t wait ‘till their next game vs New Orleans Hornets on Monday at 6 pm!
Photo by: Doug Pensinger/NBAE/Getty Images

In your face! Nene scored 18-points in Nuggets 131-101 win over the Detroit Pistons. JR Smith scored 9 three pointers, 31 points in total! This was a fun and entertaining game by all the Nuggets’ players. Can’t wait ‘till their next game vs New Orleans Hornets on Monday at 6 pm!

Photo by: Doug Pensinger/NBAE/Getty Images


Victory dances make my day! 

Victory dances make my day! 

Nene drives through Robin Lopez’s lack of defense. The Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 116-97 tonight! Nene was the leading scorer with 22 points! The Nuggets looked unstoppable, even without Gallinari and Afflalo (who are expected to play again Monday vs New Orleans Hornets).
The Nuggets improve their record to 38-27, which keeps them in 5th position in the Western Conference. The Nuggets play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday 7:00 pm MT. 
Photo by: P.A. Molumby/NBAE via Getty Images

Nene drives through Robin Lopez’s lack of defense. The Nuggets beat the Phoenix Suns 116-97 tonight! Nene was the leading scorer with 22 points! The Nuggets looked unstoppable, even without Gallinari and Afflalo (who are expected to play again Monday vs New Orleans Hornets).

The Nuggets improve their record to 38-27, which keeps them in 5th position in the Western Conference. The Nuggets play the Detroit Pistons on Saturday 7:00 pm MT. 

Photo by: P.A. Molumby/NBAE via Getty Images


With Carmelo gone, JR Smith is seeing a lot more playing time. I think JR Smith is one of the most underrated yet talented basketball players in the NBA. This is FINALLY his time to shine!
Photograph by: Doug Pensinger/NBAE/Getty Images

With Carmelo gone, JR Smith is seeing a lot more playing time. I think JR Smith is one of the most underrated yet talented basketball players in the NBA. This is FINALLY his time to shine!

Photograph by: Doug Pensinger/NBAE/Getty Images

 
OMG! CARMELO ANTHONY IS TRADED… what am I going to do now?! I was actually somewhat surprised/sad when I heard the news around 9 pm last night. To be quite honest, my stomach somewhat sank when I first heard that he was ACTUALLY (for real this time) traded. I didn’t really know what to do with myself. If anyone knows me, I am a die-hard Nuggets fan. I became a true Nuggets fan back in 2003 when Carmelo Anthony was drafted #3 by the Nuggets in the NBA Draft. I immediately fell in love with Carmelo Anthony. His tight knit corn-rows, his beautiful smile, and of course his baller talent couldn’t keep me away from watching the Nuggets! So I give Melo a lot of credit for the reason why I am a huge Nuggets fan today. 
Throughout the last 7 years, Carmelo Anthony has been the face of the Denver Nuggets’ franchise. For 7 years in a row, the Nuggets have made a playoff appearance. For 7 years in a row, Melo averaged over 20 points per game each year. Melo has also been a 4-time NBA All-Star. He received numerous awards including: NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2004, NBA Rookie Challenge MVP in 2005, bronze medal with Team USA in the 2004 Summer Olympics, gold medal with Team USA in 2008 Summer Olympics.
Now, Melo is beginning a new yet exciting chapter in his life. Melo got all of his wishes: He gets to play in front of his home crowd, he gets to play in a bigger basketball market, AND he gets to play alongside Amare Stoudemire (and potentially Chris Paul). Although Melo seems happy…I’m still very bummed that he left. For now, watching the Nuggets will not be the same without Melo being on the team. I don’t know what the future holds for the Nuggets. George Karl, Nene, and Kenyon Martin all have expiring contracts. There seems to be a huge hole in the Denver Nuggets’ organization. Basically this trade tore apart a team that has come a long way since 2003. I guess Nuggets’ fans will just have to wait and see what happens and hope that a new superstar will soon lead this team. For me, I will keep watching the Nuggets but I know this team will never be the same without Melo. We will truly miss you!  

OMG! CARMELO ANTHONY IS TRADED… what am I going to do now?! I was actually somewhat surprised/sad when I heard the news around 9 pm last night. To be quite honest, my stomach somewhat sank when I first heard that he was ACTUALLY (for real this time) traded. I didn’t really know what to do with myself. If anyone knows me, I am a die-hard Nuggets fan. I became a true Nuggets fan back in 2003 when Carmelo Anthony was drafted #3 by the Nuggets in the NBA Draft. I immediately fell in love with Carmelo Anthony. His tight knit corn-rows, his beautiful smile, and of course his baller talent couldn’t keep me away from watching the Nuggets! So I give Melo a lot of credit for the reason why I am a huge Nuggets fan today. 

Throughout the last 7 years, Carmelo Anthony has been the face of the Denver Nuggets’ franchise. For 7 years in a row, the Nuggets have made a playoff appearance. For 7 years in a row, Melo averaged over 20 points per game each year. Melo has also been a 4-time NBA All-Star. He received numerous awards including: NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2004, NBA Rookie Challenge MVP in 2005, bronze medal with Team USA in the 2004 Summer Olympics, gold medal with Team USA in 2008 Summer Olympics.

Now, Melo is beginning a new yet exciting chapter in his life. Melo got all of his wishes: He gets to play in front of his home crowd, he gets to play in a bigger basketball market, AND he gets to play alongside Amare Stoudemire (and potentially Chris Paul). Although Melo seems happy…I’m still very bummed that he left. For now, watching the Nuggets will not be the same without Melo being on the team. I don’t know what the future holds for the Nuggets. George Karl, Nene, and Kenyon Martin all have expiring contracts. There seems to be a huge hole in the Denver Nuggets’ organization. Basically this trade tore apart a team that has come a long way since 2003. I guess Nuggets’ fans will just have to wait and see what happens and hope that a new superstar will soon lead this team. For me, I will keep watching the Nuggets but I know this team will never be the same without Melo. We will truly miss you!  

Melo drama coming to an end…FINALLY

Haha, I love how last month the media kept saying Melo didn’t want to play for the Nets and that the Nets no longer wanted Melo… and NOW it is a definite possiblity that he’ll be on their team next week. Funny how rumors spread. But I’ll be glad that this drama will finally come to an end! Even though I still don’t want Melo to leave, the Nets definitely offer the best trade package for the Nuggets.

(Source: msn.foxsports.com)