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The Dallas Mavericks are not intent on trading point guard Raymond Felton, according to a report. After pleading guilty to two gun charges on Wednesday, Felton will receive a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service but avoids jail time.

By SI Wire
July 23, 2014

The Dallas Mavericks are not intent on trading point guard Raymond Felton, according to a report from ESPNDallas.com's Tim MacMahon.

“We like him and think he will have a great year,” Cuban told ESPNDallas.com via the Cyber Dust messaging app. “Do quote me on that.” 

The Mavericks see Felton, Devin Harris and Jameer Nelson -- whom the team is reportedly close to signing -- receiving 'significant' backcourt minutes.

Dallas in June traded a package including point guard Jose Calderon, center Samuel Dalembert and draft picks to the Knicks for Felton and center Tyson Chandler.

Felton, 30, averaged a career-low 9.7 points and 5.6 assists in 65 games for the Knicks last season. He missed six contests in December due to a right groin injury.

After pleading guilty to two gun charges on Wednesday, Felton will receive a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service but avoid jail time.

The Mavericks, who also re-signed Dirk Nowitzki and agreed to terms with small forward Chandler Parsons this offseason, won 49 games and earned the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference before falling to the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.

More: NBA free agent tracker

- Chris Johnson

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