Weight: 198 lbs.
Position: Point Guard
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2005 - 1st Round, 5th Overall
Player Type: Pure point guard with no jump shot
Strengths: A great passer and ballhandler, Felton is a fantastic playmaker from the point guard position -- he's cat-quick, and he excels at penetrating into the lane, drawing defenders, and dishing off to open teammates for easy baskets. He also improved his finishing ability at the rim in 07-08 (he was awful, now he's just mediocre), converting on nearly 50% of his field goal attempts when close to the basket and drawing fouls at a higher rate. In addition, Felton is a good defensive player who compensates for his lack of height with superior quickness.
Weaknesses: Felton's jump shot continues to be shaky at best -- he's a below-average 3-point shooter, and he hit less than 45% of his 2-pointers despite improving his conversion rate on 2-point non-jumpers to 50%. Because of his subpar shooting and still less-than-satisfactory finishing skills, Felton isn't a big-time scoring point guard, notching just 13.9 pts/36 in each of the last two seasons. As you might also expect from a 6'1" guard, Felton is a complete non-factor on the boards.
Favorite shot: Dribble drive to the basket.