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Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton (2) maneuvers around Houston Rockets guard Ish Smith (5) in the first half during a National Basketball Association preseason game between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Tuesday October 7, 2014. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

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Mavs Raymond Felton Opting in Final-Year of Contract

Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton (2) maneuvers around Houston Rockets guard Ish Smith (5) in the first half during a National Basketball Association preseason game between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Tuesday October 7, 2014. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton (2) maneuvers around Houston Rockets guard Ish Smith (5) in the first half during a National Basketball Association preseason game between the Houston Rockets and the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Tuesday October 7, 2014. (Andy Jacobsohn/The Dallas Morning News)

Finding a job in the NBA is hard and Raymond Felton has no intentions of searching for a gig.

The Dallas Mavericks have been informed by Raymond Feldon and his representative that the veteran point guard will exercise the player-option for the final year on his contract, several sources said Monday.

Felton had the option of declining his final year, which is due to pay him $4.54-million for the 2015-16 season.

But Felton’s market value took a hit last season when he started out the year serving a four-game suspension, then missed time with an ankle sprain suffered in training camp.
When he finally returned, Felton had difficulty getting playing time.

The ankle never fully healed through the season, but when he did get opportunities on the court, Felton usually performed well and drew praise from coach Rick Carlisle for his professionalism and always being prepared when he got chances to play. He started a game in the first-round playoff series against Houston.



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