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And, oh yes, stick a fork in the Nash deal...

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Via Larry Coon to me:

Fields is going to be a free agent, so he can?t be traded.
Multiple sources have told me over the past week that the Knicks are shopping Landry Fields and it appears they are trying to move into the first round if the Warriors agree to deal with the Knicks restricted free agent.

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Call off the search! We've found it!

If you've been to MSG this season, you probably saw the Landry Fields confidence "Missing Persons" posters all over the arena. Fields has been searching for this part of his game for most of the season, he may have now just recently found it. The constant preaching of moving the ball from MDA has helped Fields the most as of late. He thrives from an upbeat style of play. When Fields is reacting instead of thinking with the ball, he becomes a vital piece to this teams success.

Without a polished point-guard at the helm, the Knicks need to run the offense through 'Melo and allow him to make the right decision. Fields is normally the beneficiary of open looks from Anthony's double teams. His shooting has improved over the last 5 games, he's averaging 14 points and 44% from beyond the arc. Knocking down that corner three is a lethal weapon for the teams offense. When he hits one or two early on, his confidence sky rockets and he gets back to playing at higher level. Don't be so quick to forget how much Fields had impacts on the Knicks W's last season before the 'Melo trade. He lead all guards in rebounding and continuously kept plays alive. His latest confidence boost should have him back in these categories.

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I believe people already recognize that Landry Fields is a high energy/IQ player as it relates to understanding what the coach asks of him. He learned where the best spots would be as it related to making plays. One is reading the Amar'e/Felton pick and roll and reading when to catch and shoot where it wouldn't be properly contested, but moreover, as you see in these highlights, are the second chance and transition opportunities. Fields to me seems slower and maybe it's the fact that they haven't got out in the passing lanes or in the fast break enough. Also, put backs. The plays that make the crowd go wild. Put back dunks on FTs. Those plays make you more confident on your three point looks. He can't get to the rim on the offensive glass because the lane is now clogged.

That said, he has to look to make hustle plays and get the crowd going to jump start his overall offense.

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Great interview and piece here by Fordham's Amit Badlani

For the first two months of the season, Fields outperformed the #1 overall pick, John Wall of the Washington Wizards (although Wall missed 12 games in the first two months of the season). He won the Eastern Conference NBA Rookie of the Month in November and December, averaging 10 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game...more.
Landry has the big X on his back as it relates to my thoughts on his role. He is the team's X factor. If he plays complete games on both sides of the ball and is the team's consistent 3rd or 4th scorer then the Knicks are going to be very, very hard to beat.

 

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Via CHARGED
These are teams that are trying to build contenders. The?New York Knicks?and?Chicago Bulls?immediately come to mind, but the?Oklahoma City Thunder?belong here as well. The new ?room? exception will be an invaluable tool for any team that seeks to build a contender based on a ?Big 3? model. It's no secret that Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks have targeted Chris Paul with their cap room in July 2012. But clearing the cap space means the Knicks would have to rescind the bird rights of Landry Fields and not pick up the option of Toney Douglas. If they do that, they can realistically clear about $13M to offer to Paul. However, with this new exception, instead of filling out their roster with minimum salary contracts?like the Miami Heat did?they have a good shot of retaining either Fields or Douglas using the room exception.
The room exemption is defined here.?
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Landry Fields: C+

Hard to imagine that a player who was a Rookie of the Year Candidate for 3/4 of the season can only get a C+ but Fields was nothing short of overmatched over the final stretch of 2011 and the post season. To me, Fields is a good option who can create space on the floor because of his ability to stretch and catch/shoot. But in a crowded half court system, he can create. He has a very low and slow release that is easy to close out on. He's not a great off the dribble pull up player, although he can most certainly learn to create space in that area in my opinion. He needs to learn to consistently knock down jump shots and use that to set up shot fake two dribble pull ups. That's how he can make a living with Melo. He also has to continue to focus on tips and rebounds on defense that can lead to transition opportunities where he can use his speed and athleticism to get to the rim if the point guard can get out on the break. And let's be real, he was FAR more explosive early in the year than the last 2 months. He needs to come back with the swagger after working on leg strength. A fantastic young man who has the New York vibe, Fields can succeed here and he's great value being a second round long shot.

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Which 5-man unit makes the most sense against the C's? That's a question that Mike D'Antoni has been thinking about and one that NY Sportspace considers with the help of 82games.com.

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It's a question surrounding Landry Fields and one that will always be asked about every rookie from now until the end of time. Maybe it's cliche, maybe it's myth, maybe it's true.

This time last year, Landry was prepping for the Portsmouth Invitational to try and get drafted. Now he's looking at a mountain called the NBA playoffs and he's trying to get his mind around the idea of playing basketball, hopefully, until June.

Welcome to the NBA.

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Is Landry Fields a product of the system and not complimentary player or has he, in fact, hit the dreaded rookie wall?

Both.

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I've shopped at that Mo's in Greenburgh,NY 100 times over the years...Nice job Modell's...social media rules.

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Great find via our boy Seth From P&T (from John Schuhmann)
The worst unit on a good team has been the Knicks' Raymond Felton, Landry Fields, Danilo Gallinari, Amar'e Stoudemire and Ronny Turiaf, which has been outscored by 6.5 points per 100 possessions in 108 minutes. more
Turiaf's injuries this year have to be a factor in this, but does this disprove the idea that the Knicks need to play Amar'e at the 4 and a big body up front for rebounding?? The name of the game is to outscore the opponent. Interesting that this particular group struggles to score and defend particularly with Fields on the court.

What does this say about Gallo?

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, Danilo Gallinari, Landry Fields, Mike D'Antoni, Raymond Felton, Ronny Turiaf
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Great piece by Nick Mancini of MSG.com
It?s the most remarkable part of his game. The often-repeated stat on Fields? rebounding is that he leads all NBA guards with 7.4 rebounds per game. But even that doesn?t tell the full story of how effective he is on the glass. Rebound Percentage estimates the percentage of available rebounds a player grabs. Going into Sunday night?s game against the Lakers, Fields had the best Defensive Rebound Percentage (20.1%) of any Knick who plays in the regular rotation, including Amar?e Stoudemire. Stoudemire is second at 19.5%.

Fields? DReb% is not only outstanding for a guard, but it would be a very good mark even for a big man. If he were one percentage point higher at 21.1%, he would crack the Top-20 in the NBA. None of the Top-20 is shorter than 6-foot-9 and all of them are either centers or power forwards, except for Josh Smith and Lamar Odom, who play both forward positions. Among guards, Fields is in a class of his own. The only other guard who even approaches him is actually another rookie, Philadelphia?s Evan Turner, whose DReb% is an impressive 18.0%. This has been a crucial ? and completely unexpected ? contribution to the Knicks, who are not a good rebounding team as a whole and who would be in even worse shape without Fields.

Fields has hit the rookie wall during recent spurts, even more reason why the Knicks need to plug in those gaps in the front line. Been paying attention to this for a while, particularly the 2nd half of the Pacers game. When Fields is attacking the glass, the Knicks are VERY tough to beat, whether they win the rebound battle or not. Problem is, Fields is a rookie and has to manage to keep his body fresh so he can make athletic plays on both ends of the boards for 30 plus minutes every night. Recently, he's showing the rookie wear. Rebounds can result in points...

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Via Press Release

The New York Knicks? Landry Fields and the Los Angels Clippers? Blake Griffin today were named the Eastern and Western Conference T-Mobile Rookies of the Month, respectively, for games played through December.

Among Eastern Conference rookies Fields ranked second in scoring (8.8 ppg), third in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and led all rookies in steals (1.23 spg). He started all 13 games for the Knicks during the month, scored in double figures in six games and recorded five games with 10 or more rebounds.

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My good friend Jerry Hoover, who directed the great Four Square Miles to Glory about Mount Vernon Basketball, has some thoughts he'd like to share about Landry Fields.

If there?s a player that Fields may be compared to, it would be Houston Rocket and former Duke Blue Devil Shane Battier.? Battier also stayed in college for four years, but he played on the highly ranked Duke team and was much more of a high profile player in college.? But, his impact as a rookie wasn?t as high as Fields? is at this point.

Fields should keep improving, and barring health issues he should be playing in this season?s NBA Rookies vs. Sophomores game during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.? That?s not bad for a guy not even thought of by 29 teams on Draft night.

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NY Post

Because Fields had spinal surgery in the days leading up to the draft and didn't come out of the hospital until draft day, Walsh had to trust in his two top college scouts, Mark Hughes, who heads the Western region, and Misho Ostarcevic, the director of player personnel and Pac-10 aficionado, who lives in Utah.

On the morning of the draft, Walsh took a final look at Stanford game tape of Fields and told Hughes, "I don't know about this. He looks too good to be taken down there. He was high scorer in the Pac-10, had a 39-inch vertical leap. I don't know how he lasts until 38."

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Via ESPN
Q: Are the New Jersey Nets still in the Melo sweepstakes?

A: They believe they are, because that is what they are being told by the Nuggets and by Anthony's camp. But the reality is that they are out of it and have been for a long time, and it behooves Denver to create the illusion that other destinations besides New York are still in play. New Jersey still has the best offer sitting on the table that suits the Nuggets' primary need -- to make any Anthony trade a rebuilding trade. But the trade has not happened because Anthony will not sign an extension with New Jersey. He is trying to leverage his way into being dealt to New York.

Q: What pieces do the Knicks have that the Nuggets would want?

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Via SLAM
SLAM: When we talked a few weeks ago you had mentioned Raymond Felton was the most important Knick aside from Amar?e. His play sure has ignited the team.

CF:

He?s the orchestrator. You got to have an orchestrator to get things going and keep the guys in line. Felton has been marvelous in doing that.

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Congratulations to Landry Fields, recently named Eastern Conference rookie of the month in the NBA. He's been nothing short of sensational.

And we know that the Knicks have at least a shot at landing Carmelo Anthony at some point.

But make no mistake, if they do have to make a trade, they will have to include Landry Fields in the deal.

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It's always too early to tell, but in the case of Landry Fields, the Knicks have a polished, high-IQ, d0-everything-including-laundry player that seems to have all the tools to be an efficient NBA player for years to come.

I remember July 28,2008 very well because of the Renaldo Balkman trade. I remember many Knicks fans being very upset because they loved Balkman's motor. I remember being happy because that meant more minutes for Wilson Chandler.

The Knicks received a second round pick and cap space in return, allowing them to draft both 38th (Denver's pick via Clippers from the Camby trade) and 39th. I remember saying that this was a deep draft and being excited to get a good player or two in the process.

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Via Adam Zagoria
The Knicks selected Landry Fields with the 39th pick in last summer's NBA Draft, one pick after choosing Syracuse shooting guard Andy Rautins and one pick before the Indiana Pacers picked Brooklyn native Lance Stephenson.At the time, the Fields pick triggered some second-guessing.

But five months later, Rautins is planted firmly on the end of Mike D'Antoni's bench and Stephenson has yet to play in an NBA game.

The 6-foot-7 Fields, meanwhile, is averaging 10.7 points and 6.5 rebounds and is coming off a 14-point, seven-rebound outing in Tuesday's 110-107 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats, the Knicks' fourth in a row.

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Via WSJ
Through Wednesday's games, Mr. Fields was on pace this season to have 16.6 Wins Produced, a metric developed by Southern Utah University economics professor Dave Berri that shows how a player's statistics correlate to winning. That's easily the best rate among any rookie this year and only behind a handful of drafted rookies?such as Michael Jordan and Tim Duncan?dating back to 1977. All the other first-year players drafted 39th overall combined to produce about four wins in their first season. Mr. Fields has already produced half that in his first 12 games.

The question is, why does this metric make Mr. Fields look so good while conventional statistics don't. It's the often-unnoticed things that count according to Mr. Berri's statistic?categories like field-goal percentage, offensive-rebound rate and number of turnovers, all of which Mr. Fields excels at. He's averaging a middle-of-the-road 10.8 points per game, for instance, but he's made 58.4% of his shots, 10th in the league among starters.

Finally, the Knicks have an "asset."
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So everyone has the reasons why the Knicks are struggling. The system stinks, the coach can't make adjustments, Amar'e's not a 5, the defense is lacking. At this point, all these things are true, but let's dig a little deeper.

Every time I watch Felton in transition, he either puts his head down to the rim where he either finishes or struggles to. Otherwise, he makes the decision to make a pass just over half court, which is too far for anyone to make a decision BUT shoot.

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So I was just watching some video on ESPN as they took a look into the Duke program. Coach K tells his players that 90% of their screens are non-existent because of a lack of contact on the defender. This is essential for off the ball screens, but also is a key factor to on ball screens as well.

The Knicks were one of the first teams to implement the "pick and slip" when they would show Patrick Ewing far from the basket only to have him wait for the on-ball defender to go on the high side and Ewing would "slip" to the basket usually for an uncontested dunk.It would work because the "hedging" defender would be stuck between hedging and staying with Ewing. The Knicks would isolate that side of the floor in a two man game.

In this video, in plays #7 and #1 exhibit the pick and slip. What the Knicks do a great job in the half court of not isolating the floor in a two-man game, they run it from top of key.? They bring the corner offensive player from the corner to above foul line extended so that if the weak side defender helps, the kick out is wide open. More ground to have to cover in order to "close out." It creates more half court space, which as we know is so key.?? Fields has made that shot, but it's meant for Gallinari and Chandler. If the make that shot, they are impossible to defend offensively.

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I spent most of the week prior to the draft reporting that Darington Hobson was the Knicks' target and as the Nevada product slipped further and further, it appeared the Knicks were going to get their man at 37. That was, of course, until the Bucks took him at 36. When I heard Landry Fields' name called after Andy Rautins, I was immediately excited by the pick after remembering the game I saw Fields play against James Anderson of Oklahoma State. Fields was the best player on the floor, and, frankly, a man against boys with the exception of Anderson, who I loved but came away unimpressed with.

Many scoffed at the pick and are now seeing what the Knicks saw when they selected the polished Stanford product.

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Via Adam Zagoria
#Knicks big man Tim Mozgov suffers bruised hip in practice...will get checked out...F Anthony Randolph has sprained ankle from practice...X-rays...day to day...#Knicks will start Felton, Fields, Amare, Gallinari and Mozgov (if healthy) Wed in Toronto
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Via NYKnicks.com
According to D?Antoni, shooting guard is one of the Knicks deepest positions. Wilson Chandler has started there the first three preseason games, but D?Antoni says there?s a chance Chandler could be the starting power forward on opening day, which would move Amar?e Stoudemire to center.

?Those are questions we?ll try to answer in the next three or four games,? D?Antoni said. ?But those are questions that can go into January.?

Among the others looking for minutes at the two spot are Toney Douglas, Landry Fields and Roger Mason, Jr. D?Antoni expects his shooting guard to be able to make the open perimeter jumper in order to spread the floor for Stoudemire to work the inside. Defensive ability also comes into consideration.

?We are trying to find the perfect combinations, the best defensive team and the best offensive team to open the floor up and give Amar?e the best possibility to run rampant,? D?Antoni said. ?Obviously, if you could spread the floor more it will lead to Amar?e getting to the rim or getting to the foul line.?

All things considered I'd start Chandler or Fields. Walker has excelled in his role thus far, especially from 3.? Unless Mason can prove that he is as pure a shooter as he once was. When Az returns that will change, but you can't expect someone coming off that injury to have an impact right away.
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And I guess you can throw Roger Mason in there too at this point, but I'm curious as to what fans think about an apparent battle for minutes between Bill Walker and rookie Landry Fields.

I obviously like Fields, and have great respect for Walker who reported to summer league in the best shape of his life. Both had their moments yesterday, but to me Fields outplayed him in training camp. Enough so to get minutes yesterday when he was on the outside looking in.

Walker had 8 points in 18 minutes and was 2-3 from downtown. But he was a -11.

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Tommy's Twitter Feed...

Here it is everyone. Your first open thread for the first preseason game of the season. I would venture to guess that Turiaf gets the start along side Stoudemire and the starters will play significant minutes.

There are potential issues, but the bottom line for me is can the team create second opportunities and can they limit the other team to a lot of one and done situations, and I don't mean makes.

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Via Newsday
* - Reports out of Minnesota say Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor is trying to get Ricky Rubio's parents to meet him in Paris, where the Wolves play the Knicks on Wednesday, for dinner so they can discuss their son's plans for the NBA. Apparently, The Rubios aren't interested in having dinner with Taylor and the T-Wolves. If Taylor were to invite the Knicks to the table, perhaps they'd reconsider?

* - You know how most of the time, second round picks generally stand out in training camp looking like the guys who don't belong? Well Landry Fields is no typcial second-round pick. He blends in well with the talent and carries himself with the confidence of a returning player. Assistant coach Dan D'Antoni tried to rattle the rookie while he was taking shots in a post-practice competition among the young players. D'Antoni tossed a $20 Euro on the floor. Fields rose up and drilled the three and let out a Whooooo! "Give me my money!" he yelled. D'Antoni handed him the bill, which Fields promptly stuffed into his sock and then returned to the competition.

I know, I know...Rubio news...Anyway, Fields has been very impressive all camp and is pushing for a rotation spot. He's NBA ready and he always seems to make the right play. Plus I've noticed that he's learned to consistently bury the corner jumper which is always open.

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For those of you that don't get ESPN insider David Thorpe ranks his top 10 summer league performers. (via young hova)

1-5 being Wall, Damion Jones, Cousins, Harangody, and Caracter followed by:6. Landry Fields, Knicks

Summer-league stats: 15.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 1.6 spg

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