Remains to be seen if new Maverick Raymond Felton can shoot. But we’re already certain he owns a gun.
Felton, acquired by the Mavs in the Tyson Chandler trade earlier this month, pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge in New York on Wednesday. He was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and fined $5,000, but spared any jail time.
Felton admitted he knowingly had a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol without a license.
But Felton’s off-the-court problems are only part of Dallas’ concerns. The 30-year-old missed 17 games with the Knicks last season with various injuries and averaged a career-low 9.7 points on abysmal 39-percent shooting.
Unsure about Felton’s place on the team, the Mavs are considering using their $2.7 million salary-cap exception on another veteran guard. They yesterday interviewed former Magic guard Jameer Nelson and have already talked to veteran Mo Williams.
The Mavs also on Wednesday officially voided the contract recently offered to Rashard Lewis when his physical revealed that the veteran small forward requires knee surgery this offseason.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.