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Knicks sign second round pick Landry Fields

Aug 26, 2010, 2:57 PM EDT

lfields_college.jpgLandry Fields, the second round pick of the New York Knicks, has inked a contract with the team. If you can believe Landry Fields himself (and his twitter account).

Fields is a second round pick of the Knicks, but his contract is guaranteed for $500,000 for the first season (according to Newsday) so he’ll make the roster. He comes out of Stanford where he was one of the few players worth watching in that conference last season, although he was not expected to be drafted.

The Knicks saw something they liked and Landry turned out to be a surprise star for the Knicks at Summer League, where he averaged 15.6 points per game, shooting a nice 52.7 percent overall but just 23 percent from three. He would fearlessly attack the rim, getting to the stripe 13 times against Toronto in one game.

Translating that to success in the NBA and Mike D’Antoni’s system is another thing. Landry will be behind Roger Mason and Kelenna Azubuike at the two, and if you would prefer to call him a wing player he falls behind a host of other veterans the Knicks have at the three, too. Minutes will be hard to come by.

But he’s going to get a shot, which is all he can ask for. He’ll have to improve that three point shot to really stick.

  1. Chris - Aug 26, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Great player. I hope he does get some play time. Watched a few of his games in the summer league, and he always had a knack for being in the right place at the right time. He hustles and the Knicks need that.

  2. wally - Aug 26, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    with his size and natural skills inside the paint..(I LOVE HIS TURN AROUND FADEAWAY)I hope Allan Houston will take him as a project and help him develop a solid 3. if he succeeds we’ve got an ALLSTAR in the making!

  3. Harrison Jones - Aug 30, 2010 at 11:47 PM

    Landry Fields appears to be a natural basketball player who understands the science of basketball. He knows how to position himself to score, rebound or assist in any situation without displaying panic. He is very quick, but not too fast. I think he has the potential to be another Wes Matthews.

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