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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 at 10:34 am  |  13 responses

Knicks Decline to Match Toronto Raptors’ Offer Sheet For Landry Fields


Their point guard situation is still up in the air, but the Knicks’ shooting guard situation appears set—they’ll be playing some combo of JR Smith and Iman Shumpert (when he gets healthy) at the 2 after officially letting Landry Fields sign with the Toronto Raptors, as the Toronto Sun reports: “Landry Fields is a Raptor. According to numerous reports emanating from New York City, the Knicks declined to match Toronto’s three-year, $19-million U.S. offer sheet on the restricted free agent. The Raptors would not confirm until the midnight ET deadline had passed. On Saturday afternoon, not yet aware whether or not Fields would become the newest member of the Raptors, head coach Dwane Casey and power forward Ed Davis made it clear they’d be happy to have him in the fold. Speaking about six hours before the New York Knicks had to make a call Casey said he hoped New York would let Fields walk. ‘If we’re fortunate enough to get him, he’s a guy that can defend multiple positions. He runs the floor, good shooter … he gives us another guy who can catch-and-shoot, space the floor,’ Casey said.”

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  • jinolin

    This is smart for both parties, I think he would flourish with a Nash/Rubio type pg

  • Bravo

    Welcome to tdot

  • O

    So much for that song about winning a championship with the Knicks and being on the cover of Slam and sh*t.

  • Juice

    Not a raptors fan but im glad Landy Fields is gonna be a Raptor. Hes going to help the team get better than last year. He fits in better with toronto as they needed a guy with his abilities. Anyway he wouldnt of played much for the knicks this season as Jr smith and iman would lock up that guard forward positions off the bench.

  • Shem

    His sophomore season was drastically different than his rookie year. Perhaps that’s because the roster changed and it didn’t really suit him. Hopefully he can get back to playing to his full potential.

  • http://www.slamonline.com omphalos

    He’ll do well. Last year with melo being the ball stopper that he is kinda took everyone else out their game and comfort zone.

  • LA Huey

    “ridiculous contract”

  • http://www.InternationalOutfit.com KingZ_777

    How come Knicks dominate all the threads on this site? There are other teams ppl. Let’s talk about the Pistons!!!!!!!!

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Cosign King….. I hear the Hawks traded M. Williams to Utah for Harris..

  • Reeld

    ^slam reported that traded weeks ago, where u been?

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Guess I missed it.. :(

  • RunNGun

    Most of these writers are from New York, so all they ever do is talk about the sorry franchise that is the Knicks. Truth, son… TRUTH!

  • Lloyd

    Overpaid, yes, but can’t hate Colangelo trying to go in the way of a young, quick, athletic team these past couple of seasons rather than the “soft” Euro perimeter jumper focused team. Seems like each move takes them further from that weak rep.

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