Dallas’ Raymond Felton healthy, so now he starts four-game suspension


Raymond Felton is finally healthy this season after missing the first few weeks trying to get over a high ankle sprain.

That didn’t mean he suited up and played for Dallas against Charlotte. It just means that his suspension started, the team announced.

Felton was suspended four games by the league over the summer after he pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, as well as knowingly having a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol that was unlicensed. It all started back when he was a Knick and the police were brought in after he allegedly pointed a gun at his estranged wife. He sentenced to 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Felton will be eligible to play Nov. 24 against the Pacers.

How many he minutes he gets remains to be seen, the Mavs have a log jam at the point. Jameer Nelson starts (next to Monta Ellis, who has the ball in his hands plenty), then there is Devin Harris (who tweaked his ankle against Boston) and J.J. Barea. We’ll see where Felton squeezes into that rotation, but whatever it is his role will be limited.