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insidehoops 10-19-2012 10:32 PM

Landry Fields happy for fresh start with Raptors
 
NY Newsday:

ields, now a Toronto Raptor, said he needed a change and that he lost his confidence and comfort level after Carmelo Anthony was acquired.
"It was a fresh start," Fields said before Friday night's Knicks-Raptors preseason game at the Bell Centre. "I think I needed that. It couldn't have come at a better time for me.
"It was an accumulation of things. I probably lost some confidence in myself. I couldn't really adjust as well as I'd like to. Don't want to put the blame on anybody else. It really was me; just couldn't get it done."

Himan12 10-20-2012 01:04 AM

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Meh. Nothing special about an overpaid role player.

RaininThrees 10-20-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Himan12
Meh. Nothing special about an overpaid role player.


This is gonna be a great few years with him, isn't it? Raps fans love b*tchin'.

Chamberlain 10-20-2012 09:29 PM

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I'm not happy about the money he's getting, but I don't think he'll be any sort of a detriment to the team.

Himan12 10-20-2012 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by RaininThrees
This is gonna be a great few years with him, isn't it? Raps fans love b*tchin'.


Yaup. Even though I wasnt bitching, I just think he will fade away in due time. Like Graham and moon.

RaininThrees 10-20-2012 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Himan12
Yaup. Even though I wasnt bitching, I just think he will fade away in due time. Like Graham and moon.


So give him the time to actually do that?

RaininThrees 10-20-2012 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Chamberlain
I'm not happy about the money he's getting, but I don't think he'll be any sort of a detriment to the team.


I think this is true, totally.

I mean, I think his contract won't hold them back for years 1 & 2 ($5M) and when his salary escalates in year 3 ($8.5M) he becomes a large expiring contract that can be used in a trade.

Himan12 10-20-2012 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by RaininThrees
So give him the time to actually do that?


I shall.

bokes15 10-21-2012 01:09 AM

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I wouldn't go as far as to put him in the Graham/Moon category. I'd say he'd be more like an Anthony Parker. Doesn't do anything really spectacularly, but a good team guy who does a lot of little things well.

T-Low 10-21-2012 02:30 PM

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I think Fields will be a good player for us. Yes, overpaid but I feel that he could help this team out in the long run...

kmart 10-22-2012 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by T-Low
I think Fields will be a good player for us. Yes, overpaid but I feel that he could help this team out in the long run...


This.

Hes no star but he is solid and plays in the flow. He just got paid way too much.

macmac 10-22-2012 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by bokes15
I wouldn't go as far as to put him in the Graham/Moon category. I'd say he'd be more like an Anthony Parker. Doesn't do anything really spectacularly, but a good team guy who does a lot of little things well.


Are you kidding me? Parker was amazing for the Raps, we can only hope he turns out like Parker, then we're definitely a lock for a playoff spot

bokes15 10-22-2012 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by macmac
Are you kidding me? Parker was amazing for the Raps, we can only hope he turns out like Parker, then we're definitely a lock for a playoff spot

I don't think BC signed Landry Fields expecting him to carry us to the playoffs. If he remains in the starting 5, he's the 5th most important player there. He's just a solid role player. Like everyone else here said an overpaid one, but not someone who will hurt the roster.

Jballer 10-22-2012 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by RaininThrees
I think this is true, totally.

I mean, I think his contract won't hold them back for years 1 & 2 ($5M) and when his salary escalates in year 3 ($8.5M) he becomes a large expiring contract that can be used in a trade.


This plus 1 :cheers:

Further if you think about it Amir Johnson over paid $7MM comes off the cap the same year if I am not mistaken..

That would be $15M off the books in 2015 or so.

Sets up the team nicely to acquire a very good player...

...which is why it hurts all the more that we didnt go out an draft Drummond.

macmac 10-22-2012 10:00 PM

Re: Landry Fields happy for fresh start with Raptors
 
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Originally Posted by bokes15
I don't think BC signed Landry Fields expecting him to carry us to the playoffs. If he remains in the starting 5, he's the 5th most important player there. He's just a solid role player. Like everyone else here said an overpaid one, but not someone who will hurt the roster.


That's why you shouldn't compare him to Parker, who was the third most important player on that playoff team


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