The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed free agent Raymond Felton to a one-year deal, ESPN’s Chris Haynes is reporting.
Free agent Raymond Felton agrees to one-year deal with Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell ESPN.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 7, 2017
The Thunder don’t often release the financial aspects of a contract, however, it is assumed Felton is signing for the veteran’s minimum: $2,328,652.
Felton, 33, has played for six teams over his career. He was named to the 2005-06 NBA All-Rookie team. Felton recently played with the L.A. Clippers.
Felton is a veteran-savvy point guard who went to North Carolina. One major plus for Felton is he has remained healthy throughout his career. He has played in more than 65 games for 10 of his 12 seasons.
Last season, Felton averaged 6.7 points in 21.7 minutes per game, providing a quality back up for Chris Paul. He shot 43 percent from the field but only 31.9 percent from three.
It is unknown whether Oklahoma City will keep Semaj Christon on the roster. All signs would say yes, as the Thunder have kept three point guards most of their time in Oklahoma City.
Felton becomes the fourth addition to an evolving roster. With the additions of Paul George, Patrick Patterson, Terrance Ferguson and now Felton, the Thunder continue to build around Russell Westbrook.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Our Podcast is on iTunes. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!