New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton returned to practice Wednesday, one day after he was released on $25,000 bail after being charged with two counts of felony weapons possession.
Earlier, Knicks coach Mike Woodson confirmed that Felton will travel with the Knicks to Miami and play in Thursday’s road game against LeBron James and the Heat.
“This is not a distraction to this team,” Felton said in a statement. “You know, I’m focusing on finishing out this season, finishing out these games with my teammates and going down to Miami and focusing on this next game at task, versus the defending champs.”
“As far as what’s going on off the court with me, there will be no comment speaking on that. If you got any questions anything doing with that, speak to my lawyer,” he added.
Felton, who was charged after a lawyer for his estranged wife turned in a loaded handgun to police, said he will concentrate on New York’s push for a playoff spot.
“We’re 5 ½ games out, 25 games left, so I’m really focusing on that with these guys, with the team and trying to make that happen,” he said.
Woodson said he spoke to Felton on Tuesday night after he was released, and he believes the 29-year-old point guard “was committed and focused” when he arrived at practice.