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

by July 15, 2012

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.”