A day after his arrest, arraignment and after making bail on felony charges of firearm possesion, New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton spoke with the media and issues a brief statement at practice without taking questions.
"This is not a distraction to this team," Felton said in a statement after practice, without taking questions from the media. "You know, I'm focusing on finishing out this season, finishing out these games with my teammates and going down to Miami and focusing on this next game at task, versus the defending champs.
"As far as what's going on off the court with me, there will be no comment speaking on that. If you got any questions anything doing with that, speak to my lawyer.
"But other than that, I'm here to concentrate on this team, finish this season out with the New York Knicks and see what happens, man, trying to make it to the playoffs. We're 5 ½ games out, 25 games left, so I'm really focusing on that with these guys, with the team and trying to make that happen."
Felton was released on $25,000 bail Tuesday on second and third-degree felony charges of weapons possession and another misdemeanor weapons possession charge. His court date was set for June 2nd, and an order of protection for his wife was issued for six months.
Felton is expected to be available for the Knicks' game Thursday in Miami.