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The Official 'Complain About Raymond Felton' Drawer

This is necessary. After seeing even Nate lose faith in him during tonight's game (for those who missed it, Nolan Smith played in favor of Felton going late into this game) I'm sure we all are feeling the frustration mount towards his awful and unreliable play, especially as we watch our beloved Andre Miller put up 28-8-10-2 while leading his team over the surging 76er's. With that being said, go ahead. Release your anger. Complain all you want. We're all here for each other.

I'll go first. What worries me is that Felton doesn't seem to be a leader--at all. "Who cares?!" you'll say, "Aldridge is our leader!". Yes, that's true...however, do you really want the man we traded for in hopes of being our PGOTF to be completely devoid of leading a team when they need him? Every game in which we are losing who does Nate have to rely on to play point? Crawford (or tonight, Nolan Smith). I don't see a fire within him, the same passion that makes Gerald eat anyone's face who tries to score or the defiance on Aldridge's face when they get in a hole.

As far as a player, the only skill I've seen of Felton's is that he's a pretty good finisher at the hole; it seems like this is what Nate saw in him. I thought this would be a good trade initially because Felton had decent 3P%'s (way better than most of our players last season) so I thought he would space the floor well. So far this season he's shooting 15.56%, worse than Andre Miller who, for the first time in any regular season ever, is shooting 3's (only with 22.2% success, but still). If it's a slump, it's one of the worst I've seen and his bad shot selection doesn't help. I haven't seen anything that's led me to believe he's a more than okay/decent passer and his lack of size makes him pretty irrelevant defensively.

There's a lot more to complain about but I'll save it for the comments. I feel like we will be discussing this for a while (hopefully not, though).

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