Why Landry Fields to Toronto Makes Sense

July 3rd, 2012 by Robert Seagal-Misovic Leave a reply »
Raptors fans are in general confusion by the recent news that the Raptors have agreed to sign an offer sheet with Knicks restricted free agent Landry Fields for three years and $19 million.

Some are calling this a move that is good, if and only if it leads Nash to sign with the Toronto Raptors. Others are simply calling it overpaying for a role player who regressed to a point where he almost fell out of the Knicks' rotation last season.

While there is little debate as to whether or not Fields has the potential to be a star player, there should be little debate as to whether or not he fits in Toronto.

Across the board, the Raptors lack basketball IQ. Athletes like Ed Davis, James Johnson and Demar DeRozan lack the basic basketball IQ a player like Fields seems to have in abundance.

It was his overall basketball IQ that led Fields to have a remarkable rookie season despite being a second-round pick. Its this basketball IQ that Colangelo probably coveted more than anything when making the call.

The last time the Raptors actually had a decent season, lets not forget that they started players like Rasho Nesterovic, Anthony Parker an ...

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