First of all, Felton has no championship mentality. He spent most of his career on 20 and 30 win teams. Only team he made the playoffs was with a loaded Bobcats squad of Gerald Wallace, Tyson Chandler, Boris Diaw, Stephen Jackson and Raja Bell, all great defenders and helped the Bobcats to be one of the best defensive teams in the NBA.
Stat isn't a superstar anymore.
Felton is a career 41% FG shooter. If he takes more shots, his FG won't get higher. Yea, Felton can be a "big time" scorer on a 10 win team. Felton's offense is coming off the fact no one is guarding him in Boston, everyone is focused on Melo in the interior and on the perimeter.
Derrick Rose is 200X what Felton is plus Rose plays defense and just dose everything better by far. Rose doesn't need to average 25 ppg on the Knicks like he does with Chicago, but if you don't think Rose can mesh with Melo and Felton is a better fit then you're clueless. Rose's penetration is above 25 levels above Feltons. Rose's ability to break down the defense and take pressure off his players is elite. Felton can penetrate but only to attack the rim and attempt a shot. Defenses aren't concerned about Felton going off. Celtics can live with Felton scoring 20 points.
Felton has been the WORST defensive PG in the NBA in the regular season. He played two good defensive games in the playoffs against a team that doesn't have a PG and all of a sudden he's a good defender. I don't believe one BIT Felton can play consistent defense, especially a Jeff Teague, George Hill or even Mario Chalmers. We already know how bad Felton is at defending the pick and roll.
How many times have we seen Felton guard Paul Pierce?
Who's fault is that?
Chandlers? For picking up Felton's man who Felton failed to stay on?
Felton is the primary reason why we always switch on ball defenders and we see so many mismatches against the Celtics. Pierce is going to have an easy time scoring on Felton and as long as they keep on running the pick and roll, Felton will fail to fight through it and stick to his man. LEAKY DEFENSE. It leads to easy offense for Boston.
I never liked Felton, and he's not on Melo's talent caliber so my verdict on Felton won't come close to changing. Theres 25 better point guards in the NBA and theres only 30 teams. Felton is a bottom feeder amongst starting PGs. Can't wait to move on from him and I say this now when Felton is playing at his best because I know who Felton is and what he will come back to. I've seen it too many times in my life time to know better.