Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard has been named the D-League Performer of the Week, according to a release from the game. In three games on assignment with Canton last week, Felder averaged 30.7 points, 6.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game. And with Quinn Cook currently signed on a 10-day deal with the Dallas Mavericks, Felder was given a number of opportunities to succeed. Whether he was initiating the offense, cutting off ball or leading a fastbreak, Felder was the one leading the Charge. Pun 100 percent intended.
Felder’s biggest game was on March 4, when he dropped 41 points - including 30 in the second half and 19 in the fourth quarter - against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He also posted 26 points and 10 assists in Canton’s win on Sunday against the Westchester Knicks.
With Deron Williams now on the Cavs, the D-League is the best place for Felder to get playing time and develop. But he also did average 5.3 turnovers per game last week and still needs time to grow into the player the Cavs think he might become in time.
But it’s also clear that he’s a talented prospect. At least in the D-League, he gets a chance to show that.