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New York Knicks' Raymond Felton: I'm better than Jeremy Lin

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton said he is better than Jeremy Lin. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks' trade for point guard Raymond Felton was seen by many as a strong sign the team wouldn't be bringing back point guard Jeremy Lin. Felton said in a television interview Thursday that he is better than the former Knicks' sensation who now plays for the Houston Rockets, though there is "nothing personal between me and Jeremy."

"I am a competitor," Felton said. "I am a point guard just like he is, so do I think I am better? Of course, I am going to say that. I think I am better than any point guard. That's the way I am supposed to think."

Felton has received criticism for not being in top shape last season.

"I am hearing from everybody, 'He wasn't in shape last year,'" Felton said. "I played in the league seven years, about to be eight, came in out of shape one year and that's all everybody wants to talk about. … I look forward to this year and shutting up everybody's mouth.

..."I wasn't at the weight I normally (am). I am the first one to say, 'I wasn't in shape.' I don't make no excuses, I don't blame anyone else."

The 28-year-old Felton averaged 11.4 points and 6.5 assists per game last season with the Portland Trail Blazers.  He and veteran Jason Kidd will handle New York's point guard duties this season.

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