In November of 2010 his 3-point percentage was 36.7%. It was the only month in which his 3-point percentage was over 35% when he was in NY. December was 33.3%, January was 29%, February was 27.5%. That is the definition of a streaky shooter. He shot 45% in a small sample of games and we all know shooting statistics can vary in a small sample like that. His career 3-point percentage is 33%. He shot under it with us, and it's absolutely ridiculous to call him anything but a mediocre 3-point shooter at best. Hell, I'd go as far as to say that his 3-point percentages are so bad that he shouldn't take 3's, ever.
His FG% with us is also inflated because of the month of November where he shot 47.5%. Of course he didn't keep that up and fell to 41.4% in December, then 37.3% in January, which is why he lost his all-star spot - because after a really hot first month, everyone realized that he just isn't a great shooter. He's not the worst shooter in the world but to say he is a good one would be a real stretch, considering, well, he's not. 42% isn't exactly good, and his shot selection is terrible.
And look up the numbers. Lin was a great PG when he, Melo, and Amar'e were on the floor with Woodson as the coach. When Woodson first became coach and started coaching Lin, Melo, and Amar'e together, the Knicks looked unstoppable...that was when they went on that huge winning streak and they were blowing out every team they ran into.
And Felton is not a good defender. The Bobcats were destroyed by the Magic largely because Felton was utterly unable to do anything against Jameer Nelson. During that playoff series Felton shot 40%, 30.8% from 3's, and averaged 5 assists per game and 11.8 PPG, compare to Nelson who, with Felton guarding him, averaged 25 PPG on 48.3% shooting.
My judgment isn't clouded. I'm simply calling the numbers as I see them, and the numbers and the eye test tell me that Felton is a mediocre-shooting PG with bad shot selection and isn't a great defender. And at the very least, with Jeremy Lin, there are no concerns that he will show up to camp unmotivated or uninterested in winning. With Felton, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to find him overweight in camp, because he does it every single year. Just not to the extent that he did last year.