Report: Felton out 4-6 weeks after breaking finger in L.A.

Former Beach Ball Classic star and New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton saw his Christmas Day reunion with former AAU coach and Los Angeles Laker Dan D’Antoni turn into a nightmare.

Felton told reporters Wednesday that he expects to miss four to six weeks with a fractured finger, but insisted he’ll play again this season after suffering a broken right pinkie finger during the third quarter of a Christmas Day loss to the Lakers.

 

The incident occurred when he and Steve Nash fought over a loose ball. X-rays revealed the break.

“This isn’t a season-ending injury,” Felton told reporters in Phoenix, according to New York Newsday. “It’s something that will last 4 to 6 weeks at the most.

I may need surgery. I’ve got to do what’s best for my hand so I can get back and help this team.”

Jason Kidd started for Felton, who missed his first game of the season against the Suns. The 28-year-old had averaged 15.8 points and leads the team with 6.3 assists per game.

Felton starred at tiny Latta High for three seasons in the Beach Ball Classic which was founded by D’Antoni while he was the head coach at Socastee.

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