NBA Summer League 2010: Surprise Landry Fields Proving Worth for Knicks

July 17th, 2010 by Jonathan Goldberg Leave a reply »
The biggest surprise for the Knicks so far in Summer League has been the play of 2nd round draft pick Landry fields.

The former Stanford star was not on anyone's radar earlier this summer. No one had him in their mocks when draft day rolled around. Despite leading the PAC-10 in PPG, most experts/enthusiasts believed he would go undrafted.

This was no fault of Fields. Stanford was an overall weak team, and the PAC-10 was an overall weak conference.

Through four summer league games (with the 5th today against the unbeaten Washington Wizards), Landry is averaging 16 PPG, 5 RPG, 1 APG, and 1.8 SPG. He is shooting 55% from the field (24 of 44). He will need to improve on his 3-point range (only shooting 30% on 3 of 10 shooting) if he is to break into the 8 man D'Antoni rotation this year.

The most stand out statistic of Landry's brand new career is his EFF rating, which is sitting at +16.25. EFF rating is a way of measuring a players efficiency on the court. The formula is as follows:

EFF = ((PTS + REB + AST + STL + BLK) - ((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO)) / G

Yes, it's a long formula and no one really uses it that ...

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