of ESPN Insider takes a look
at some point guards who could be adversely affected by a work stoppage caused by the NBA lockout. Portland Trail Blazers point guard Raymond Felton tops the list...
The North Carolina product has always looked slightly overweight in his NBA career, and this recent damning photo
from Blazersedge certainly didn't help ease Portland's anxieties.
Not helping matters is the fact that Felton will also have to slam on the brakes in Portland and stop running so much. He returns to a club that plays at a glacial pace, reminiscent of his days in Charlotte under Larry Brown. The Blazers finished dead-last in pace factor last season while the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets ranked second and third, respectively, in number of possessions per 48-minutes. Felton will be playing for a new contract in 2011-12, so he better keep the cupcakes to a minimum and adjust smoothly to a new style of play.
In fairness to Felton, he's been playing pickup basketball at North Carolina State this past week and he also made an appearance at the NC Pro-Am. Here's some not-so-great video
of that. Highlights of Felton's game start at the 2:20 mark.
Former Blazers point guard Andre Miller is also on Haberstroh's list.
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