On Thursday, Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton found out that he would be suspended for four games to start the 2014-15 season for pleading guilty for gun charges.
Felton was originally charged last season when he was going through a separation with his wife. She was the one that actually turned the firearm and magazines over to authorities, and there was not an actual altercation involving the weapon.
When questioned about the weapon as part of a plea to avoid jail is when Felton admitted to knowing about the weapon. He settled to $5000 fine and 500 hours of community service to avoid jail time last month after being traded by the New York Knicks to the Mavericks in a deal that also involved Tyson Chandler.
Last season with the Knicks Felton played good at times, but spent a lot of the season banged up limiting him to only 65 games. During the time Felton spent on the floor he averaged 9.7 points, 5.6 assists, and three rebounds, all below his career averages.
Over nine seasons in the league Felton has averaged 13.1 points, 6.5 assists, and 3.3 rebound per game. Maybe now with these troubles behind him, Felton will be able to refocus on the game instead of his off court troubles.