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Old 05-10-2011, 06:01 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MARTYNAS View Post
Oh man... Look at his actual game, not stats. Lets say Blake, Cousins and Wall were best (still a question mark on Cousins and Wall) but Fields takes 4th best rookie spot with no competition. Look at his amazing bb IQ. He is one of the best in the league in improvising plays and moving without the ball, his decision making is unbelievable. He can find mismatch or open man every time. Fields also hustles, boxout and rebound extremely well.
He was all-right starter during his rookie season, so how he is only to be a rotation player? And Knicks was not the worst, least talented team or smth. Fields was good starter on a good team during his rookie season. He also was crowd favorite.
He is way better than Neal. Neal is a spot shooter and nothing else. Come on...
I agree that Fields has a very high basketball IQ, but you're extremely overrating his overall ability. He doesn't have the explosive first step, the handles, or that killer mentality to be a star. Rather, he'll be a great complementary player for any team - a "glue" guy that plays very good defense can hit the open shot when required. In other words, he's like Shane Battier and Derek Fisher. Nothing wrong with that, as contending teams need such players. The Raptors, for instance, could surely use a Landry Fields.
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