Report: Felton part of two for one swap with Mavericks

Portland Trail Blazers v New York KnicksBeach Ball Classic star and New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton appears to be headed from the Big Apple to the Big D.

The Dallas Mavericks reached an agreement to acquire center Tyson Chandler and Felton from the Knicks, Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday. The deal still needs final approval from the NBA, according to the report.

Felton was in a Manhattan court on Monday in hopes of resolving the felony gun case that came about the same time his marriage was breaking up. He is expected to enter his plea on Monday and receive a $5,000 fine and 500 hours of community service.

The departures of Chandler and Felton are believed to be just the start of a roster overhaul by new Knicks president Phil Jackson, who is reportedly trying to clear salary-cap flexibility in hopes of convincing Carmelo Anthony to stay. Anthony has opted out of his contract to become a free agent.

The Mavs made reacquiring Chandler one of their priorities after their first-round playoff exit to the San Antonio Spurs. The trade cost Dallas two starters – point guard Jose Calderon and center Samuel Dalembert – along with point guard Shane Larkin, reserve guard Wayne Ellington and the 34th and 51st picks in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft.

Chandler, 31, was let go in free agency after the Mavs’ championship run in 2011. He then signed a four-year, $60 million deal in free agency with the Knicks.

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