NBA Rumors: Move to Lakers is Best Case Scenario for Raymond Felton

The Los Angeles Lakers' need for a point guard is well documented and discussed ad nauseum.

To some degree there is not much reason to blame the talking heads considering Derek Fisher, Steve Blake and Darius Morris continue to underwhelm. In their impressive victory over the Miami Heat, Fisher and Blake combined for just seven points, seven assists and five turnovers.

Almost anything would be better than that right about now—possibly even the disappointing Raymond Felton.

Chris Haynes, a Portland Trail Blazers insider for CSNNW, wrote about the mutual interest between LA and Portland regarding Felton:

According to the source, talks have been ongoing for weeks and it is likely to involve Lakers' guard Steve Blake in the deal. has also been told that terms of this potential deal “haven't got off the ground” but it is one that is being considered by both sides.

Felton lost his starting job to Jamal Crawford as he was one of the many problems that contributed to the Blazers' slump.

He regained his starting spot Monday night, recording 11 points and 10 assists, but it came against a lowly Hornets team. Crawford is very comfortable coming off the pine, where as Felton proved he is anything but so far this year.

Giving up Felton for Blake certainly can't hurt the Lakers much at all.

Felton played like an All-Star in Mike D'Antoni's system last year before being traded to Denver, where he played behind the ever-improving Ty Lawson. He played well with the Nuggets, though, and helped them close the season as one of the hottest teams in the league. He has failed, however, to find his spot in Nate McMillan's system since joining with Portland this offseason.

His numbers are a career-worst and a change of scenery is exactly what he needs. This isn't the first time a player's career has hit a low in Portland, and it ...

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