Thursday August 7th, 2014

The NBA has suspended Raymond Felton for four games after he plead guilty to two weapons charges in June, the league announced Thursday. 

Felton was arrested in New York in February on felony weapons charges. If found guilty, he would have faced a minimum sentence of three and a half years in prison. 

Felton reached a deal with prosecutors in June, agreeing to plead guilty to lesser charges of attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. 

Felton was traded to the Mavericks shortly after the plea deal was announced, along with Knicks center Tyson Chandler.

The suspension will begin with the first game of the 2014-15 NBA regular season.

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A nine-year NBA veteran, Felton averaged 9.7 points and 5.6 assists per game last season.

- Dan Gartland 

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