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Haynes: Felton Blames Poor Play On Coach's Lack Of Trust

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Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com with some interesting thoughts from Portland Trail Blazers guard Raymond Felton after Thursday night's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. -------------------------- "I know I'm struggling, but it's hard to perform the way you know how when you know they don't have confidence in you," Felton told CSNNW.com. "Never in my days playing basketball, have I felt like a coach wasn't confident in my abilities. It's hard to play knowing that." ... "Tonight was one of those nights where it was hard to get into the game knowing every mistake I made would be magnified," Felton said. "It's to the point where the only person I could turn to was my mom." -------------------------- As noted recently, Felton has actually enjoyed an unbelievably long leash from Blazers coach Nate McMillan given the depths of his struggles. For example, at times this season there has not been a single player in the entire NBA who plays more minutes than Felton does while producing a lower PER. Felton is currently ranked as the No. 52 point guard in the league for PER. As noted Thursday night, Felton also leads the NBA in shot attempts from 26 feet and out without a single make (17). -- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter
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