Knicks, Blazers complete deal for Felton

Knicks, Blazers complete deal for Felton

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Raymond Felton #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts to his foul call in front of Derek Fisher #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on February 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 17 at 10:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers have completed a sign-and-trade deal that sends Raymond Felton back to New York as a potential replacement for Jeremy Lin.

Kurt Thomas, also a former Knick, also returns to New York in Monday's deal. The Knicks signed and traded forward Jared Jeffries, along with center Dan Gadzuric, the draft rights to Kostas Papanikolaou and Giorgos Printezis, and a protected future second-round pick to Portland.

Felton and the Knicks agreed to a multiyear deal Saturday, providing them another option if they decline to match the offer sheet Lin signed with Houston. Felton averaged 17.1 points in 54 games with the Knicks before they sent him to Denver as part of the package for Carmelo Anthony in February 2011.

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