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Knicks Journal :
Last season, Landry Fields took the NBA by storm with a rookie campaign that no one could have ever predicted. Fields transformed from the prospect that barely any top analyst had ever heard of, into the starting two guard for a playoff team in one of the NBA’s biggest markets. That transformation happened quickly as Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni had enough faith in the second round draft choice to name him the opening night shooting guard and never looked back, inserting Fields in the starting five 81 out of all 82 games last season. For most NBA players entering their second season, the goal often becomes elevating their game to the next level. How can they improve? Some become more dynamic scorers to increase their point production, and others may because stronger and improve their jumping ability to pull down more rebounds. For Fields however, the key to a successful sophomore season will be his ability to do more of the season. Consistency will be crucial for the young guard, ...
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