NY Knicks' Raymond Felton arrested on gun charges

The point guard of the preeminent NBA franchise is facing three counts of possessing a weapon not registered to him.

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New York Knicks' Raymond Felton (2) drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Michael Carter-Williams (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in New York.

New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon.

Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, shortly after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks at home.

Felton was expected to be arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a weapon in the second, third and fourth degrees.

Police said the charges don't stem from Felton using the firearm in a menacing manner but from possessing an unregistered gun.

A Knicks spokesman said the team had no immediate comment. It was not clear if Felton had an attorney.

The Knicks brought Felton for a second stint in New York in July 2012, opting to let Jeremy Lin leave. Felton helped the Knicks win the Atlantic Division last year.

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