Landry Fields: Why He’s Been Crucial to the Success of the New York Knicks

November 30th, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »
While not far into his rookie season, Landry Fields has already accomplished something rather significant; he’s gone from being unrecognized by ESPN’s Chad Ford, to becoming rapidly known as one of the league’s best rookies.

Fields, selected by the Knicks with the 39th overall pick of this past summer’s draft, was nowhere close to being put on Ford’s well recognized and respected “Top 100” prospects board.

As Fields has successfully been doing all the little things for the Knicks this season, it may have been reasonable to say that the type of impact he makes could not measured in statistics, had he not led the Pac-10 division in scoring as a senior at Stanford last season.

Though his scoring was evident at Stanford, Fields has settled in perfectly on a Knicks squad that already includes multiple offensive weapons. Instead, he has earned a starting nod every game thus far this season by being the ultimate team player.

Fields is proving to be the type of player every good (or even great) team needs, perhaps ala Shane Battier. His offensive skills may be more fine-tuned, and he may not be as loc ...

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