Who would win a Raptors-only track-and-field day? How good is Amir Johnson’s Celine Dion impression? When was the last time Dwane Casey cried at the movies? Every day until the season starts, we throw a Raptor in front of a green screen and ask him the tough questions. Today, Landry Fields is definitely not wearing his sister’s socks.
Know Your Raptors: Lou Williams | Kyle Lowry | Bruno Caboclo | Chuck Hayes | Jonas Valanciunas | Amir Johnson | Tyler Hansbrough | Landry Fields | Terrence Ross | James Johnson | Patrick Patterson | Lucas Nogueira | DeMar DeRozan | Greivis Vasquez | Dwane Casey
It’s safe to say that last season was the worst of Landry Fields’ career. Continuing to struggle through the effects of an ulnar nerve injury in his shooting arm, the fifth-year swingman failed to find any offensive rhythm and looked nothing like the promising rookie who shot 49.7 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from behind the arc for the Knicks in 2010-11.
Eric Smith wrote on Fields’ injury and fight to overcome it in depth here, but the short version is Fields is still far from fully recovered. Expect him to continue to bring defensive intensity in limited minutes off the bench, as well as a charismatic presence in the locker room. But a return to the offensive form he flashed early in his career looks highly unlikely at this point. When thinking of Fields, Raptors fans may best remember 2014-15 as the year his three-year, $18.75-million contract finally came off the books.
2013–14 Stats: 2.3 Pts/G, 2.0 Reb/G, 0.7 Ast/G, 40.3 FG%, 0.0 3P%, 10.7 Min/G