Apr 6, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) is pressured by Miami Heat guard Toney Douglas (0) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mavericks' Guard Raymond Felton Suspended Four Games

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.

Apr 13, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) drives to the basket during the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks defeat the Chicago Bulls 100-89. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Apr 13, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) drives to the basket during the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden. New York Knicks defeat the Chicago Bulls 100-89. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Felton is currently set to split time with Devin Harris, and Jameer Nelson at point guard this upcoming season. At times he may even be used when Monta Ellis is not on the floor.

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.

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