Season Averages: 8.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.6 APG
Season Highlight: Landry Fields’ had a stretch of 6 games in the beginning of the season where he really shined. Every Knicks fan knows that he has too be aggressive to be effective, and he was. Fields averaged 15.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 4.1 APG over that stretch, highlighted by an 18 point, 7 assist, 3 rebound and 2 steal performance in a close over time loss vs. Denver. It’s also worth noting Landry’s contributions when the undermanned Knicks, led by Linsanity, took on the Raptors in Toronto. Fields had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the unforgettable 90-87 win.
Season Lowlight: Landry Fields’ most disappointing performance of the season came on January 4th in Oklahoma City. In 31 minutes, Fields shot just 1-7 from the field for a mere 3 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound. Landry also had an embarrassing performance in an unexpected loss at home to the New Orleans Hornets. It was the first loss in the Linsanity Era, and Fields didn’t do much to help- shooting just 1-8 for 4 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes.
Final Judgement: After changing up his shot from last year, it was apparent right away that Landry Fields was struggling shooting the ball- but he found other ways to contribute to the game. He’s a straight up hustle player, and while he doesn’t have the most impressive stats on the team, he can instantly change a game with a steal, saved ball or offensive rebound. He’s active, tenacious and doesn’t quit which is why he is a starter on this team, and though Knicks fans are yelling at him through the screen half of the time, he’s still an asset to this team.
What’s Next: Following an overall decline from his Rookie season, and since the Carmelo trade, Fields future with New York is uncertain at this point. He is a restricted free agent, but based on a subpar year and the Knicks limited cap space, they might not be willing to match an offer. It’s also been reported that along with Jeremy Lin, the Golden State Warriors may be interested in Fields. Fields and Lin who are California natives may be interested in playing for their home state, especially if it’s together. Only time will tell in this chaotic off-season.