LOS ANGELES -- Free agent guard
Negotiations between Felton, who started 81 games and averaged 14.2 points and 6.7 assists last season, and the Bobcats have been at a standstill for more than a month. Though both sides preferred a multiyear contract, they were millions of dollars apart in annual salary and unable to come to an agreement. It is believed that part of the Bobcats reluctance to commit to a lucrative contract with Felton is the presence of
Instead Felton, 25, will compete with Augustin for minutes this season and try to cash in as an unrestricted free agent in 2010, when several teams are expected to have significant salary cap space.