Dec 2, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) advances the ball during the third quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Raymond Felton not yet cleared for contact

Last week, New York Knicks’ point guard Raymond Felton set Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers as his return date from his fractured pinkie finger.

December 23, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton (2) chases down a loose ball during the third quarter of an NBA game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

However, that may not happen as Felton has yet to be cleared for contact by the Knicks medical staff.

Felton took part in a film session and conditioning drills during Sunday’s practice, but has yet to be cleared for any basketball activities, meaning his return could be pushed back at least a week.

Right now, the Knicks can’t wait until Felton returns as they need their starting point guard back in a big way.

Since Felton’s last game on Christmas Day against the Lakers, the Knicks have gone only 5-7.

With Iman Shumpert back healthy, Knicks fans are anxiously waiting to see the team’s backcourt healthy and playing together for the first time all season.

In other Knicks’ injury news, Marcus Camby (foot) looks to be about two weeks away from getting back into the lineup, while there is still no timetable on the return of Rasheed Wallace (foot).

“He’s still rehabbing. That’s about it,” Knicks head coach Mike Woodson told ESPN’s Jared Zwerling. about Wallace.

Hopefully sooner rather than later the Knicks will be completely healthy for the first time all season and we will get to see how deep this team really is.

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