3YR and $20 MILLION!! Says Marc Stein. As much as I don’t trust people who introduce a ‘c’ into their name instead of a ‘k’, he’s usually right. ESPN article link.

For those of you that have seen the Knicks play the Raptors, he’s the guy having a pretty good game. Here’s the ESPN Scouting Report:

+ Big shooting guard with outstanding nose for rebounding. Quick leaper.

+ Line-drivey, inconsistent outside shot. Smart player with good feel for game.

+ Average athlete and defender. Never fouls. Rarely attacks offensively.

Fields displayed such a variety of skills over the first half of the season that the Knicks didn’t want to part with him in the Carmelo Anthony trade; he then faded into oblivion over the second half. As a lightly regarded second-round pick, the worry is that the latter sample is the more indicative one for his future performance.

Fields has one exceptional skill — he’s among the best-rebounding guards in basketball. He ranked second among shooting guards in rebound rate and outrebounded 29 power forwards and centers, including three on his own team, which helped compensate for the anemic boardwork of New York’s frontcourt.

Fields rarely attacked offensively, however, and if he didn’t have a putback it wasn’t clear what he could offer in a half-court offense. His 39.3 percent 3-point shooting mark was very solid but seems like an outlier based on his college stats; his 72.7 percent shooting mark near the rim, however, may be sustainable given his impeccable shot selection. Fields shoots at the rim only in transition or on putbacks, so they’re all easy shots; if he tries getting to the basket on his own steam that number will go down.

Last season, however, he was a low-usage sniper and effective in that role, ranking fifth in TS% at his position. The giant asterisk, however, was his 58th ranking in turnover rate. While he moved the ball effectively, a fifth option should not be punting the ball this often. As always, I’ll remind everyone that a high turnover rate from a rookie is often a sign of improvement to come. Fields will need that to be the case, since I suspect his TS% may regress and Carmelo Anthony is likely to snag some rebounds away from him.

More importantly, his girlfriend is f***ing hot (Google Images Link).

Blake Murphy also makes a good point in the comment section of this post:

The most important consideration here is that they now HAVE to trade or amnesty someone to offer Nash the deal that has been reported.

As for Fields, I assume this makes DeMar our full-time SF. Really don’t like the AAV$. Too much for this type of player. In performance terms, he declined across the board in his sophomore season, specifically in 3FG%, which would be one of his main ‘assets’ to a Nash-led Raps squad.

One note that was mentioned to me that I don’t necessarily buy in to – Fields & J-Lin are BFFs, so this could also pave the way for Lin as a Nash contingency.

I don’t think Bill Simmons likes this deal for the Raps:

  • RapsM

    *Facepalm*

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      DWill reups w/ NJ……..another division rival better than us on paper….how can Rap’s make playoffs if they are the worst in their division?

      Nash is most likely going to Dallas to play with his buddy Dirk with warm weather for his back as Dallas lost JTerry to Boston…..

  • NyAlesund

    Unexpected but welcome to the Raptors.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

      For all y’all that think this is a waste of money, let me share a secret with you: Toronto, great, affluent city, media hub of Canada is Not the preferred choice for NBA free agents (Gasp!?).
      Take whatever good out of this deal you can.

      • Destro

        Who cares you still dont overpay for bums like Fields…

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

           So, a potential plan ‘B’ is to sign someone like Batum? because all good, young 2nd tier free agents are dying to sign (and play in relative obscurity) with one of the worst franchises in the NBA in the past 10yrs?

          • Destro

            You dont have to sign bums to inflated numbers because LeBron and Durant arent coming here….You know what is a better move than Nash,Fields is going after Dragic or Lowry and making a play for Batum im not saying throw max money but the going rate of 12 mil i would put out there for Batum cuz he has upside that can help this team NOW and tomorrow….

            • Nilanka15

              Why do you assume that Batum has nothing but stardom ahead of him, while Fields has already plateaued?  They’re both the same age.

              I acknowledge that Batum is the better player, but Fields has potential.  He had a pretty good rookie season, and was stuck in a HORRIBLE offensive system last year.

              • Destro

                If you acknowledge ones better then why even reply to stick ur foot in ur mouth ?

                BAtums ceiling is ten times higher than Fields conk

                • Nilanka15

                  How does that conclude that Fields has plateaued???

                  This is your argument:

                  “Dwight Howard is 10x better than Anthony Davis.  Therefore Anthony Davis has plateaued”.

                  FAIL

                • Destro

                  That wasnt THE argument at all….batum is a better player and better for this team was the argument….As a footnote i said i believe Fields has already reached his best…what you got from him 2 yrs ago is what he is….10-12 pts/5 boards..and some hustle plays…

                  your comprehension as usual FAIL

                • Rob

                  I’m a huge Batum fan, and would’ve preferred him, and I agree with you that BC overpaid a bit on Fields, and am not a fan of the signing, but I wouldn’t call him a scrub by any means, he’s a good player that does many things well, but not the SF I wanted.

                • Bendit

                  Batum may get max money before he has ended working Minny against Portland for his services. In the context of Raps current multiple needs do you think getting into a bidding war for Batum at his price (and comparative to Fields) is wise? Besides the Fields move is strategic in part.

                • Rob

                  Yeah, I understand the strategy involved behind the Fields trade, was just hoping for a more talented long-term solution at SF, apparently Batum will get 10M a year or so in a relatively short term contract , the price you pay for talent and potentially a multiple-time All-Star, conversely he could bust, but all contracts come with risk. We don’t need, imo, any more good players, we need great ones, Fields is a non-risky, safe move, and is a solid 2-way player that can help any team out there but is not an all-star. You’re right about having multiple needs though, and SF is one of the more pressing ones, I don’t really like what we have there atm.

            • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

              I know Landry’s offer is stupid high, I don’t like it. $$ aside, he’s a team player and a good piece: won’t score as much as DD, but is smart, better rebounder, passer and defender. I don’t think Dragic is any better than Calderon. Lowry is good pg, though not the pass 1st pg the raps need. neither would ever make the Raps better than a .500 team. Truth is some free agents might want to play in TO IF Nash is there to dish to them for the next few years.

              • Destro

                False Dragic is much better than Calderon…he can get to the bucket in traffic,good handles something Jose doesnt have…Lowry had a good year last year as scorer and playmaker and is young…and both would be cheaper.

                Nash doesnt have the kind of power around the league,guys wanna play with Bron,Dwight,Kobe,Durant…Nash ? nah he doesnt have that allure that makes these young cats want to join up with him…part of it is hes 38

                • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

                  I think Calderon would look the stud in Houston’s system/team too given the chance.
                  Fact is, Raps rebuilding with Bargs and DD (with or without Dragic/Lowry & Batum) is not the path to the nba promise land. It also assumes (presumptuously)that they actually Want to play for TO.  signing Nash/Landry (can sign), though not a silver bullet plan, is good enough to raise the Raps out of the gutter.  Nash, is still good enough to make average players look better good players very good- sometimes that’s allure enough.

        • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

          BC is going to blow all this precious cap space….lmfao

          Another SG like we don’t have DD & TRoss already…..smdh

          I don’t trust BC for shit this offer is most likely trying to stall a Phx/NY S&T w/ Fields but it will end up helping it if Nash goes to NY.

          What was the NBA lockout about again?

      • NyAlesund

         I didn’t say nothing……lol

        I was surprised.

        I don’ t say nothing about the player. He is good and young. Probably little bit overpaid like many players around the league.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

           I know, wasn’t attacking your post; just using it as a prop for my own

  • sleepz

    7 pts per game 3 boards for his career.

    I wonder what Colangelo see’s in him to offer him 3 years $20 million? 

    • hateslosing

      his career is 9.3 pts and 5.4 rebounds, I think your looking at his playoff performance. 

      • Destro

        Now gimme his numbers from last season…

        • Thedden

           do your own bitch work

        • Thrillho

          You mean when he was slotted beside a ball dominant volume shooter, and two other all-stars?  Yeah i wonder why he wasn’t averaging 20ppg…

          • sleepz

            Interesting how Carmelo is to blame for Landry’s woes yet when I go back and look at his time in Denver, it didn’t seem to me like he was affecting his teammates numbers/stats over there negatively.

            • DoNDaDDa

              your half right.. he wasnt as bad in denver prob. because of coach Karl wouldnt stand for the ball hogging ways.. hes been given the key to the city in NY.. & has grown into a VC type player IMO

            • Destro

              Dont bother,these bums got one for everything…

              SO NOW a perennial all star (Melo) is blocking a 11th man (Fields) from reaching his own star dom….bwahahahaha!

            • hater

              he averaged 10.5 ppg 5.2 rpg and shot 47% from the field when melo was injured. so that just a coincidence dbozo?

          • Destro

            So without Melo he’s a budding all star ?

            • DUH

              Without melo (hero ball) and within a team oriented passing and timely cuts he should produce!!!

      • sleepz

        Agreed, my bad. Good rebounding numbers as he almost grabs as many boards as the starting 4 on this team in less minutes as well.

        Still more money than I would expect for a solid role player like Fields.

  • Joe

    Colangelo is putting ALL his eggs in the Steve Nash basket, which is incredibly disappointing. If all the Raptors do is sign Nash, we’re on the fast track to nowhere. There isn’t enough talent for him to take the team anywhere except a first round spanking.

    • Destro

      Dogg we dont even make the ‘offs with Nash tho….im gonna be watching with a big asshole grin all season collecting bets…..

      • Buck Foston

        Dogg, you should really get a new team. If it makes you happy to see your team lose then why bother pretending to care about this one?

    • DoNDaDDa

      at some point in the very near future these young kids weve drafted are going to need to get some wins under there belts… they need to taste the playoffs hopefully win a few games.. it will do wonders for there development as players & as people.. they need to mature & what better way

  • Sam Holako

    It’s not that I hate Landry Fields (I like him), but not for that money, not even close to it (I wouldn’t have paid more than 3/$15m). Simmons has even dedicated a bunch of tweets to it (image attached)

    • John

      Lol, this is classic BC for you. Kapano, Hedo, Amir and now Fileds. By this way, this is another shooting guard so unless we are planing to move DD to small forward, then I don’t know when and what we gonna do for that position.

      • Nilanka15

        Fields has often played SF.  He’d be a better option at the 3 than DeRozan or Ross.

        • KJ-B

          I liked Fields’ game the minute I saw him hoop in Summer League…He’s got composure, and plays at his own speed right out of the Paul Pierce school of Hoopology…

      • Matthew Nelson

        Statistically, Fields guards the 3 spot better than any other position…

      • Cdhall

        the man made 2.7 mil last year. what makes him worth almost 7mil today?what a waste of money for a bench player!!!! does to really need to overpay that much for an average or maybe below average player???

        • Destro

          These dudes in here defending this are absolute morons,no team was gonna give him anywhere close to that….he played like fckn shit last year…..

      • KJ-B

        It’s classic TDOT…even being from here, I could see how this power play could rub a Vancouver boy  like Nash, the wrong way… I think BryCo is looking a lil too desperate/pathetic in going all in + over spending like this… Hopefully, we get Lin instead–he can push gate receipt$ probably even more than Kid Canada!

    • Phat AlberG

      Is it your money?

      • p00ka_is_a_fish

        Whats that Bargnani fanboy, you still think he’s an all-star??

    • mountio

      Couldnt agree more with Simmons. This is a joke of a contact. If this is the type of guy everyone wanted BC to save his money for .. then give me Steve Nash over and over again.

      The Knicks 11th man! holy shit batman .. 3yrs $10 mm would have done it ..

      • Destro

        Whats even funnier is if Knicks dont match and then nash signs elsewhere….BC looks like a complete idiot then….

        puke @ Landry getting almost 10 mil that final year,just a terrible terrible move….

      • KJ-B

        In defense of Fields, when he was playing with Lin in the back court along with Shumpert and Jeffries in the front court–the Knicks were a waaay better team than with Melo/Amare running the show!

    • KJ-B

      Counter-intuitively, I think this move actually might scare off Nash, him thinking that Colangelo is tryna force his hand and block the possibility of signing in Toronto… Too much pressure on a 38 yr old…

      For all we know he might still sign with NYKs or take waay less to go to Heat… This is a sucker ALL IN poker play that usually bites you waay more than it helps you to win….

      • KJ-B

        “BLOCK the possibility of signing in NYC” rather…

    • Truthkiller

      Well what can we say Colangelo is just a sucker for overpaying and keeping scrubs (i.e) Antoine Wright, Roko Ukic, Weems, Amir and now Landry Fields.

  • Destro

    fckn terrible move….I hate Bill Simmons on everything i own but he said it best on twitter…..you dont overpay for an 11th man so you can sign a 39 yr old PG….

    • Phat AlberG

      You overpay for guy will teach this guys how to win! Your overpaying for a winner! And don’t forget last year with crappy Phoenix Suns team he almost got them into the playoffs

      • The Truth

         Unfortunately that crappy Suns team is better than the talent available on the Raptors. You can’t expect the addition of JV and Ross to change that substantially straight away.

        • RapthoseLeafs

           I’m gonna have to disagree “The Truth”.

          Gortat went from a 8.1 eff (previous year in Orlando) – albeit on half the minutes – to a 20.6 eff. 

          Fry & Dudley both have had better years with Nash at the helm.

          While Raptors are not loaded with shooters, one can only imagine how much better they will get. JV will excel in the PnR, Andrea should get cleaner shots, and Demar (with a stronger frame) should be able to live at the F-T line. And if Fields makes his way to the Raptors, I would expect his numbers to jump the most.

          .

          • Destro

            So a rookie big man in the NBA will excel in the PnR in his first year…gotcha

            • Nilanka15

              lol, a PNR is a PNR at any level.  Jonas sets strong screens, reads the defense, and rolls hard with his hands up?  Why won’t that translate at the NBA level?  You’re reaching here…

              • Destro

                No its not PNR is not the same at every level WTF

                so running picks in college is the same as the NBA ?
                IM not rreaching but again mouth open IN goes ur foot honestly have YOU ever played ball in any form…id bet aot you never have with some of ur replies….

              • Destro

                Again this post was so fuckn dumb it needs  replies..so running a pick n roll in the d league is the same as being able to run one in the nba its all the same right ? same players,same calibre of players and passes and skills…

                your a fuckn geek man dont reply to me no more…

                • Ihatehaters

                  Why you so mad??

                • Destro

                  Cuz were about to add Landry Fields and Steve Nash…

                • Nilanka15

                  It’s the same skillset, genius.  What you’re speaking of is a learning curve for all rookies.  There’s nothing specific about PNRs that Jonas will have trouble adjusting to.  Like I said, you’re reaching here.  Jonas will be just fine 10 games into the schedule.

                  “Coach, I just can’t figure out NBA pick n rolls!  I was fine in Lithuania, and in international competition, but I have no idea what to do in the NBA”   lmao

                • Destro

                  smh no its not skills in the NBA are at a different pace…smh just smh

                  and setting picks is NOT the same as running pick n rolls….Reggie Evans also sets good picks so does MArcus Camby doesnt mean they are PnR players…

                • Nilanka15

                  Moving goal posts, dude.  The entire NBA game is at a different pace.  All rookies will have that initial adjustment.  It’s not something to be concerned with.

                  Jonas is already a good PNR post player.  There’s no reason to think he’ll all of a sudden forget how to run a PNR once in the NBA.

                  Are you sure you’ve played ball before?  You seem pretty stressed over simple fundamental aspects of the game.

      • Destro

        Except were overpaying for losers….you overpay for top talent not old aging and mediocre talent…..

      • FLUXLAND

        Win what exactly? Enough votes for the MVP award? Ibeatyou awards?
        Teach guys how to fleece GMs for crazy money?

        All this winner talk. Guy hasn’t won shit, nothing. College or pros = f all.

        Stop it. Just stop it with the BS and propaganda!

        • hater

          u havent wons anything either dummy except ur bf destro’s heart. lmao

  • Apollo

    Raptors clearly trying to Win Free Agency & not much else, bring Nash in, sell a few more tickets & attract people to Toronto as a show but nothing more. This what’s wrong with the NBA, too many owners who care about selling tickets instead of winning.

    • John

      Why not bl te management , with BC on top of it ?? Stop drinking the koolaid and see this guys is nothing but a Show man. Where is Matt52 to justify addi
      G another SG ??

    • Ardefen

      30 teams; one nba champion. many teams, not only raps, will never win a championship. so i’d like to see some winning, entertaining bball. bring on nash. 

  • URaGuAY

    Oh no.

  • Raps Loyalist

    With Fields and Ross on board does that mean we are trading DD or moving him to SF?

  • Mick

    Fields makes sense beyond blocking the Knicks from getting Nash.  He plays hard and rebounds.  He shoots the 3 better than DeRozan and he will push the team.  This move will keep the Knicks from using Fields in a S/T if they choose to match.  
    The way the contract is said to be set up, loaded in the final season, means the Raps can trade an expiring deal if they choose to go in another direction in the 3rd year.  Basically paying him between 10-11 million for 2 years, not bad.

    • Matthew Nelson

      BINGO.  It’s a two year 10 million dollar deal.  The third year, is an expiring asset we use in a trade…BC has rigged both Fields and Nash’s contracts the same way…if it’s not working, the raps become big players in the summer of 2014.

      • Nilanka15

        If this is true, it looks to be a very smart signing.  At $5 million per season, we can’t say that Fields is overpaid.

        But if one feels he doesn’t fit the roster based on his (in)abilities, well, that’s a different story…

        • mountio

          The thought that because the third year is a large contract, and thus an asset is a completely ass-backwards way to look at things. WIth that logic, Id go around signing brutal players to back end loaded contracts and have all kinds of “assets”.
          Yes, .. when trying to look at the bright side (sort of like JC this year) .. the contract is more of an asset in its final year .. but its still (and always will be) a horrible decision to sign guys to contracts they arent worth ..

          • Matthew Nelson

            Your view is too binary.  BC is guessing that fields had a terrible year last year bc of the one-on-one system.  Feels he could be a steal for two years at ~5 mil Casey’s system…then the last year you’re slightly overpaying with the option to keep at a new reasonable deal or parlay into a piece that fits better…by signing nash for 3 years BC has admitted that a retooling will be needed in year three…now we’ll have 21mil in flexibility to add a FA piece in 2014 to complement the maturing core.  Take a wider view.

            • Destro

              SO its a good deal because its a good expiring piece in the 3rd year…smh

              Fields is a bum and is declined badly in year 3,no system can make up for a guys lack of heart….we overpayed for a 3 when we got multiple 3s better already sitting here…

              The notion they become players 3 yrs down the road is moot if they are a shitty team up til then they wont be able to sign anybody…

              binary smh…

              • Matthew Nelson

                You erred in your summary again.  Re-read the comment (a few times if you need to) and you’ll see that the third year is a small piece of what makes it a good deal.  One thing fields doesn’t lack is heart – the dudes defensive efficiency, rebound and steal numbers don’t lie.

                • Destro

                  No cuz ur reasoning is missing the point,hes a bum whos peaked ALREADY…he was terrible last year….DEF EFF masn stfu

                  he shot under 30% from 3 and sucked all round fuck outta here with the made up sabermetrics…you goofballs looking for stats to give Robert Archibald another try out….

                • Milesboyer

                  Peaked already after two years? Don’t think so.

              • FLUXLAND

                You are forgetting a large % of Raps fans are Bay Street wannabes, they
                think teams can be assembled through Excel sheets and view the game
                through stats and nothing more.

                You arguments are invalid unless supported by their algorithms and
                number crunching analysis.

                There’s no such thing as winning or losing with them regarding any moves
                as long it made statistical sense.

                “Mathematicians are like Frenchmen; whatever you say to them they
                translate it into their own language and from then on it’s something
                completely different from what you implied”
                 

                • Destro

                  Im not forgetting at all,read this guy above e quoting DEF Efficiency..buncha smart dumb dweezelbums in here….These goofs want to tell you hes worth the money cuz his OFF rebounding was 12.9 PER 289 mins

                  geeks never played ball a day in there life…

                • Guest

                  Sorry, but you playing ball on the playground with your 13 year old buddies means absolutely nothing either.  Not to mention being an utter retard…

                  It’s funny, because RR would be a pretty quality site if it was just Arsenalist, Matt52, Apollo, etc., and not full of morons and bigots like you.

                • hater

                  and tell us wut ball have u played in ur life dummy? sittin ur fat ass on the couch playin nba 2k12 all day? creating make-believe rosters and trades?? lmao this guy…

                • Ihatehaters

                  YEA DESTRO! SHOW THESE GEEKS WHAT LOSERS THEY ARE BY RAGGING ON THEM ON THE INTERNET! SHOW THEM WHAT A HERO YOU ARE!!

                • Ihatehaters

                  THEY’VE NEVER BALLED IN REAL LIFE – LIKE WE HAVE. LET’S SHOW THEM. ON THE INTERNET!

                • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

                  Exactly these mofo’ers can take their stats and stuff ’em where the sun don’t shine.

                  Poli Sci 101- stats can be another way to lie, manipulate.

                  Man to accountant: what’s 4 + 4?
                  Accountant: anything you want it to be.

                • Ihatehaters

                  As always: what are you talking about??

            • Copywryter

              That is wild conjecture. I don’t want my GM ‘guessing’ that a player who just had a down year is going to improve in a defensive system. Did you watch the Knicks at all last year? Fields is a deep bench player. An 11th man with a ceiling that’s not much higher. 

              Have you noticed that no one else in the NBA thinks this is a good idea? Does that factor into your consideration?And what maturing core, exactly? A limited DD and an  unproven commodity in JV? You can’t possibly mean AJ and ED. AB won’t even be here in three years. If mountio’s view is binary, yours is myopic. 

          • arsenalist

            Totally agree.  We can’t be looking at the final year of a player’s deal as an asset to justify signings, when in the current day the guy is clearly overpaid.

            It’s one thing to be smart and get guys on the cheap, like the Knicks did with Fields while getting a great rookie year out of him. Entirely another to double his salary and then some, this after his points, rebounds, and three point shooting went down in this second year (BTW, his 3pt shooting completely tanked last year).

            It’s not my money, Colangelo can do what he wants.  Give it some time, even though you might be on the fence or completely hate this signing, you’ll eventually convince yourself what a brilliant move this was. 

            • Matthew Nelson

              How can a large expiring be looked at any other way?  If we don’t like it in year 3 we can move it…like it or not, the third year is an asset.

              As for the first two years? He shot 56% from 2 with Lin (more with nash?) and provided hustle, rebounds and great defence…for me, that’s a steal for the first two years at 5mil in Casey’s system.

              • mountio

                Its one thing to say hes a steal .. if you believe thats true .. then all the power to you (ie .. regardless of how contract is structured, Landry Fields is worth $20m over three years).. I heavily disagree. My point is that to somehow claim that its a great deal because its back end loaded and thus can be dealt later is 100% wrong.

              • Copywryter

                You clearly don’t watch Knick games. His shooting percentage is high because he doesn’t shoot. That percentage came on run outs and put-backs. Look at the stats. Yes, he rebounds very well for his position. He hustles. He is not a great defender though. 

                We’re paying $5 million for a nice guy who ‘might’ lure Nash or Lin, and ‘might’ have trade value in two years, when we ‘might’ have to rebuild all over again. 

                Jesus Christ. 

        • Destro

          WTF hell yes we can,look at his numbers last year….hes a bum.

      • Destro

        So then in 2014 are re building over again ?

        • Matthew Nelson

          Yes.  Signing Nash to a 3 year deal compels that outcome…although with a maturing core, it will be more like a ‘retool’.

          • Destro

            I was making a sarcastic joke and you STILL said YES ??
             yea a re tool that misses the playoffs just like 09…nice to see the gullibles are back on board….

            • Matthew Nelson

              I’m not sure how Nash (and his 12 mil cap hold) leaving in 2015 don’t necessitate that the player and money be replaced…and at that ticket, it definitely qualifies as a retool.  If you hate it so much – go follow another team.

              • Destro

                Nah how about you stop hiding behind lame ass made up espn stats…guys a bum he came off a terrible year which is why Knicks are tryna deal him…..we overpaid a guy whos behind JJ on the depth charts and you look every but the dweeb trying to defend it using def efficiency…

                your posting efficiency is pure ass

                • Matthew Nelson

                  I translate this post to mean: “I can’t follow a fact based argument”

                • Destro

                  Its not fact….ur creating bs stats to make a case thats absurd….post his other numbers….Nobody was gonna overpay him because he was so bad last season FACT..

                • Randy Matchoman Sandwich

                  The knicks system was not suited to him last year, he needs a free flowing offence. He will perform better away from the black whole that is Melo.

                • Destro

                  Ducktales….hes a scrub

                • Milesboyer

                  You really drag this forum down a few hundred notches with your insults, it’s unfortunate the rest of us have to suffer through your negativity.

                • Matthew Nelson

                  Agreed.  Ban him…his perspective adds no value.

          • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

            A retool from what- another lottery year?lmfao 

          • Copywryter

            Again with the core. THERE IS NO CORE. Do you watch other teams at all? At all? Minnesota has a core. The Clippers have a core. Hell even Washington has pieces. We do not. We have a good coach, a coddled first-overall pick who’s been either hurt, inconsistent or a defensive liability for most of his career, a shooting guard who can’t shoot and a future centre who may or may not be great, decent or out of the league in three years. Everyone else is a scrub except for Calderon, who could be an excellent second unit point guard. 

            This is more of the same smoke and mirrors routine we’ve been bending over for since Hedo. “Just a few more years”.  

  • Nilanka15

    Does Fields have to accept the offer?  Or is it implied that he already did?

    Seems like this is a cock-block maneuver to prevent Knicks from having assets for a S&T with Phoenix.

    $7 million is very steep considering his last season.  But Fields seems like a Casey-type player (i.e. high IQ, good defender).  He had a decent rookie season.  Maybe he was miscast last year?

    • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

      He already has (or will on 7/11 when he “officially” can). Knicks will have 3 days to match, tying up Raptors cap space in the meantime.

      I could actually see the Knicks matching though…fingers crossed.

      • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

        Just as a further follow-up, per Chad Ford (ESPN) Fields has the ability to pull out of the deal between now and 7/11 though, so the blocking of a S&T isn’t necessarily in stone (e.g. if the Suns offered a more front-loaded equivalent, or a 4th year or something like that).

        • The Truth

           That is true of absolutely every deal involving a signing that you will hear of this week.

        • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

          Either side can pull out of the deal before it’s signed it just looks bad on a team for future reference if the Rap’s pull out as opposed to the player.

    • kidgoo

      +1    exactly.

    • Thrillho

      I think he was buried on the team last year, he had to become that heart and hustle guy on that Knick team because let’s face it, trying to get a shot off with Carmelo, Amare, Chandler and eventually Lin in front of you is near damn impossible.  I keep hearing he regressed, I’m curious to hear what player out there wouldn’t have? 

      High intelligence, high character, high motor guys I’ll give the benefit of the doubt to.

  • ad

    I’ll be fucking pissed if fields is the starting SF come October. BC better have somebody else in mind. He’s basically a young anthony parker. Maybe it means derozan becomes expendable in a trade for a good SF which im fine with. Then you have fields and ross (2 good shooters) at SG. That being said, NY could match the offer.

  • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

    The most important consideration here is that they now HAVE to trade or amnesty someone to offer Nash the deal that has been reported.

    As for Fields, I assume this makes DeMar our full-time SF. Really don’t like the AAV$. Too much for this type of player. In performance terms, he declined across the board in his sophomore season, specifically in 3FG%, which would be one of his main ‘assets’ to a Nash-led Raps squad.

    One note that was mentioned to me that I don’t necessarily buy in to – Fields & J-Lin are BFFs, so this could also pave the way for Lin as a Nash contingency.

    • Destro

      Dogg stop it…its bad enough Fields conk and Nash now i have to add Jeremy Lin’s overrated ass into this equation…..

      • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

        Like I said, I don’t really buy it, but it was a point mentioned to me so I thought I’d pass along the thought.

  • Phat AlberG

    Dumb move what! You guys have no idea once again what you are talking about.  Basically with this move you take away Knicks levarage for the sign n trade with the Suns.  We add another shooter who can knock down 3’s and we still have room to sign Steve Nash hahaahah.  Don’t let Fields #’s fool you, because don’t forget he plays with biggest ball hog in NBA history.  Good job Colangelo

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      This move is going to backfire in BC’s face he will get played out just like Riley played him out in the CB deal….time will tell…..

    • rapsphd

      Everyone realises the effects this has in handicapping the Knicks’ ability to sign Nash – that’s not exactly rocket science.
      What people are upset about is way overpaying for a role player.  I’m glad you’re so confident in seeing the future with regards to Field’s numbers going back up, however it seems more likely that he’s as good as his last year and a half, not the first 3 months of 2010 when defenses weren’t keying on him.  His college shooting numbers don’t support him as a lights-out outside shooter.  He got on a hot streak and has reverted back to form.  Melo attracted constant double teams on the post – if anything, that should have given Fields even more open looks (which it did – he just missed them.  Ask a Knick’s fan.)

  • Nilanka15

    I like Fields as a player.  In a complete vacuum, I think he’s a good addition to the roster.  But I don’t like the high price.

    If it sticks, this obviously spells the end of James Johnson (if it wasn’t apparent already).  Davis or Amir should also be on the move.  There should be more transactions to come.

    • KJ-B

      Well, Amir is owed more dough, so that makes him more of a movable asset…it’s hard to get back value for a young, solid big on a rookie deal like Ed’s…

      • Nilanka15

        I’m guessing there are less suitors for Amir’s inflated contract.  Davis is easier to trade.

  • Rob

    Hopefully there’s a big picture to all of this, because while Fields is a solid player, he’s not a great one, and not worth this kind of money, imo.

    • Rob

      And to add, I hope that big picture isn’t just to sign Nash, but it seems like it obviously is. Bullshit move.

      • Destro

        It was,they signed him to a sheet to take away the Knicks S&T option on nash…..*puke* 

        • Rob

          And the Knicks could still offer a different package of players in a S&T with the Suns, so imagine how fucked BC would feel with all that money tossed at Fields, and Nash ends up going to NY.

          • Destro

            Not only does it look bad on BC but it makes the entire org look like a league laughingstock….its like we got hoodwinked AGAIN

            • sleepz

              Nash will sign with the Raptors.

              If you have been listening to him he clearly cares more about the business side of things (which he is entitled to of course) than trying to win a ring.

              • Destro

                Either way we lose man  *shrugs*

                • sleepz

                  I am not a fan of these moves but I know what to expect from Colangelo.

                  He lies to the fanbase year after year and his plan for the franchise changes as frequently as his lies.

                • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

                  BC is TDot slang for lie and/or liar.

            • Rob

              It’ll be an embarrassment and PR disaster IMO.

              I’m already reading reports that BC apparently signed Fields regardless of Nash because he’s a guy they’ve always liked and were always high on. Come on man, really? lol

          • RapthoseLeafs

            Who?

            There’s nobody left after Lin, Melo, Chandler, and Stoudemire are taken out of the equation.

            • Rob

              Read that the Knicks could offer Shumpert, Douglas, Gadzuric, Harellson and Jordan to Suns. All in theory though.

              • Nilanka15

                That doesn’t leave much fill out the rest of the roster.  Wonder how attractive that would look to Nash seeing a bench consisting of D-Leaguers on 1-day contracts.

                • Nilanka15

                  *10-day contracts*

                • Rob

                  I only like Shump out of that bunch anyways. This was just something thrown out by Chad Ford, doubt it’ll happen, Knicks did gut their roster for Melo though.

                • sleepz

                  Knicks don’t have the pieces to swing it.

                  I think the Nash train has moved outta that station and won’t be coming back.

                  Next stop…..the Dot.

                • Nilanka15

                  Now that the DWill domino has fallen, Dallas could be in play for Nash.

  • http://twitter.com/altraps AltRaps

    So, to sum up, the Raptors just invested $20 million dollars to a
    24-year-old undersized guard who averaged less than 30 minutes per game
    last season, averaging 11 points and 5 rebounds per 36 minutes… just
    to screw over the Knicks.

    This is the NBA at its finest.

    This
    means that should the Raptors come to terms with Nash on the proposed
    offer, they could be paying $56 million for Steve Nash and
    Landry Fields.

    • ad

       Exactly. If they do wind up with Nash and Fields, BC better have some more upgrades in mind. If it means trading DD for an iggy/rudy g type do it. This team with just fields and nash added isnt going to do shit. Wont even be mediocre. Even in the east.

  • Destro

    Yall would like Mateen Cleaves if BC signed him to a 3 yr 24 mil deal….

    “he fits nicely on our team”

    fuck outta here

  • Brian B

    Nice player. even a Casey type of player. But how does he fit? Better be more moves to come. Otherwise, I’ll give up on the dinos, spring for League Pass & watch Celts and OKC online…

     And, IMHO at $5 million he Is overpaid –  see Henry Abbott’s excellent article… http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/47083/careful-what-you-pay-for

    Fields would not be a top three star on a contender, so  better to save the $$.

    I shake my head.

  • brother

    Colangelo the gambler. IF Landry Fields has his best season ever, IF Nash signs and doesn’t get hurt (plays to the standard he’s been playing the last few years), IF J Val has ROY type season, IF Bargs comes back and knocks it out the park, IF Derozan EVER improves, IF we can turn Davis or Calderon into viable trade assets, IF Ross plays out of his mind, IF, IF, IF.

    Colangelo is a dreamer. I read the Henry Abbot piece on overpaying for middling talent and anecdotally, that was already my conclusion. Thanks to him for backing it up with stats. Landry Fields at that price? WAY too high.

    • Destro

      Sadly i dont think theres a gamble here that pays any dividends…If you get Landry and Nash i still think your a losing team you’ve used your resources and not tangibly better for the next 2-3 years…if you get Landry and lose out on nash you look stupid around the league because everyone KNOWS you made one move to protect the other….at best these 2 guys dont make this a playoff team…

      I hate this GM

      • 2damkule

        it’s a shame you don’t focus your energy on these types of posts, and instead let yourself (or willingly engage in) retarded back & forths that lead nowhere and just dumb things down.  when you write about ball, it’s (generally) good stuff, even if i don’t always agree.  

        • Destro

          If you read my posts i generally just keep it 100 but i got alot of dickriders in here….*shrugs*

  • Truthkiller

    20 MIL for Landry Fucking Fields WOW!!! Colangelo. Can someone remind me why the NBA had a lockout??

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      What was the NBA lockout about again?smdh

    • golden

      Because the players main argument was that “there’s always a GM like BC out there…it ain’t our fault they want to throw money at us…” 

  • Destro

    We overpaid for a guy whos not as good as James Johnson….smh

    under 30 pct from 3…56 pct from FTs   We paid 20 mil over 3 for James Johnson LITE…

    BC’s an idiot

  • DC

    12 mill a year for nash. 7 mill for Landry fields. Im sure that the eastern conference is shaking as BC continues to tweak and maneuver with his roster and money. The heat are probably thinking, “O shit we have to make a move in a couple years because BC is at work.” HAHAHAHAHAHAH gtfoh. I think BC’s italian custom made ties are too tight its cutting off all his brain activity. 

    • Destro

      What donned on me is BC has to know hes close to his last lifeline….you really wanna put your last bid attempt to make this a playoff team on Landry Fields and Steve Nash ? Not 05 Nash 38 yr old Steve Nash……i wouldnt bank on that if i was at my ends…

      • DC

        Like I said earlier this is the sign of an extremely deperate man that clearly knows this roster isn’t a winner and still not even close to contending for a top 5 seed. He knows nash is the only fa this team could even remotely sign here that would create any type of buzz or get this team at best an 8th seed playoff sweep. But signing Landry Fields? cmon man. Thats what this team needs another role player posing as a starter. He’s just trying to save his job not set the team up to become a contender. That 2 year deal for BC bit this team in the ass. 

      • guest987

        Heads up/FYI: you wanted to use the word “dawned” there.

        More on topic though, of course the dude knows he is on his last legs: this is the last year of his contract and, as far as we know, he has not been offered an extension. This is his attempt to show the new ownership (the Bell/Rogers co-op) his worth in terms of what he can do for their networks TV numbers and ticket sales – assuming of course that his dogged pursuit of Nash isn’t just the result of direct orders from the new TV-network-owning big boys in the boardroom.

  • MTPD

    Fields isn’t as good as JJ, but there are no SF on the market to spend the money on (though he’s more of a SG). If its just to cock block NY, and we don’t have anything else to do with the money, I don’t mind it, it’s just more than I think anyone would think he’s worth, which is exactly why NY won’t match. That third year on the contract is trouble. Our only hope is that the Knicks were such a mess last year that the stats don’t tell the whole story. 

  • Mike

    I love this move. He’s the glue guy that we need.

    • John

      6 million for the heart guy (Amir) , now another 6 or 7 for the glue guy ( Fields) , I wonder who are the talent in this team !!

      • Mike

        Now all we have to do is spend some cash on a talent guy..i’m going to start to prepare for the parade down Front st for June 2013.

    • Destro

      LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/Liston Tom Liston

    Landry Fields had the highest 1 year and 2 year +/- of all Knicks who played over 1,000 min last season (h/t  Buddahfan).http://basketballvalue.com/player.php?id=915&year=2011-2012 

    Put him with a pass first PG and not in an offense where Melo plays 1 on 5 and then look at his data.  

    • sleepz

      Will this translate to wins?

      • Destro

        Can you please up the top 50 +/- MIN 1000 min players in the league so i can prepare my fantasy picks this season…*cam face*

    • Destro

      stop reaching with BS

      highest +/- min 1000 mins

      foh

      Put him on the bench next to Soloman Alabi so i dont have to look at his data…

    • Destro

      LeBron James won the MVP cuz of his 28 PPG 8 dimes 8 boards
      and his 3rd highest +/- in the league MIN 1000 min

      get real doogie

  • Raptorboy

    I can’t wait until this off-season is done and the Raps start winning games. Can’t wait to see all the complainers/ clueless bloggers on here eat their own words. BC is putting together a nice team and most on here can’t stand it. I’m sure there will be a scattered game where the Raps stink it up. I bet alot on here can’t wait for that to happen! Shitty self-claimed fans!!

    • DC

      O yea man your right Im sure Miami, Boston, New York, Jersey, Indy, chicago are all shitting their pants right about now. 

  • smelly

     http://www.businessinsider.com/raptors-fields-sign-nash-knicks-trade-2012-7

  • hateslosing

    It’s expensive but if there is any chance Fields plays like he did in his rookie year, this will be a pretty good deal. The guy rebounds like a champ and I seem to remember hearing he played good D. I really wasn’t sure who we were going to go after this summer and Fields, who is both young and fits the team we are building is as good as anyone this year. If we add Nash and Fields gets his 3 back up to 39% or even to 37% this team will actually be pretty good. Start:
    NashDemarFieldsAndreaVal
    With 

    Ross
    Davis

    off the bench. That team could make the playoffs. Actually. if everyone played as well as they potentially could, that team could compete with anyone. 

    • Destro

      That teams wins 27 games finishes 11th and drafts Byron Mullens younger brother next year….

      • BoshRawr

        And who do you suggest the Raptors target Miss Cleo?

        • Destro

          I have stated it all over this board….

          • Nilanka15

            Would Batum even want to play in Toronto?  Wasn’t there some story of him holding a grudge against us?

            • Destro

              I dont know,its not even about Batum,i would rather go after Batum than Nash if i had my choice….im sour on the nash idea and im much more sour on the way they are trying to do it (Fields)

  • http://twitter.com/Liston Tom Liston

    For context on why this was done:
    Straight from a New York reporter:
    http://nymag.com/daily/sports/2012/07/raptors-went-kamikaze-on-knicks-nash-pursuit.html 

    ” New York reportedly assembled a sign-and-trade package that centered on Landry Fields and included several other small, easily disposed contracts. A trade would clear space to build Nash’s Knick salary up to around $8 million and would also give the Suns something in return for losing Nash. It sounded like an underdog to Toronto’s reported three-year, $36 million offer for Nash, but it was something.
    The Raptors, apparently not thrilled with New York’s clever offer to Nash, found an equally clever (if extreme) counter tactic to hijack that offer. Toronto met with Fields and handed him a three-year offer sheet that amounts to about $20 million, including a “poison pill” of almost $9 million in the third year. Now, that’s an absurd amount of money to offer a third-year player coming off a dismal season, but that’s not quite what this is about.”

    Not dissimilar to Morey’s offer for Asik.

  • BoshRawr

    I’ve been a Fields fan since the first time he ever played for the Knicks in the Summer league. Something about his game that really stuck out for me, so much so that I drafted the guy with my last pick in that year’s fantasy draft; I incidentally won my league that year but that is beside the point.

    With that being said, I do like the move and while acknowledging that BC did overpay in his attempt to prevent New York from from a possible sign and trade, people have got to focus on the bigger picture. While the move is primarily motivated by his plan A, it is simultaneously contributing to the progress of his plan b a la Jeremy Lin. If we fail to get Lin and Nash, which I am hoping we do, I don’t mind having another shooter to spread the floor at 5 mill for the first two seasons. We’ve got the cap room, money aint a thing.

    The front office wouldn’t make this move for the sole purpose of obstructing the Knicks, let’s give these guys more credit. Casey said he needs shooters and the evidence is out there that suggests fields was a much better shooter when Lin was on the floor. I am pro Colangelo as well as an optimist, but even I have to admit that Colangelo seems like a desperate man. Should be interesting to see how this whole situation turns out. I for one believe Nash ends up in Dallas. And who the f*ck cares what Bill Simmons has to say.

  • RapthoseLeafs

    .
    I guess this means Andrea’s contract ain’t so bad.

    .

    • Statement

      Lol, you maybe right about that one.

    • sleepz

      Still bad. Just the tallest midget so it looks a bit better than it actually is.

  • Jordanlambert8

    Who actually thinks we are going to be able to beat top tier easten conference teams for the next few years anyways? Let’s watch some exciting basketball for once.  Maybe if we win a few games we won’t be a joke of a team in the league and actually gain some respect in free agency. 
     I like Field’s and he’s only going to improve his game.  So yeah, it’s a lot of money but the third year can be looked at positively (expiring contract, at minimum, a serviceable role player)

    • Boshrawr

       +1
      Good perspective

  • Buddy

    Screw this bullshit 20 MILL i hope fields backs out or something better to sign no1 than offer fields 20 mil over 3 years..

  • Statement

    Landry Fields stats (if you haven’t looked already)

    2.19 VORP (http://godismyjudgeok.com/DStats/aspm-and-vorp/2012-aspm/) – Surprisingly 3rd highest on the Knicks thanks to defense

    Career WP/48 = .198 (average is 0.99)
    Last year’s WP/48 = .170

    Effective Field Goal % = 49.0% (average for shooting guard is 49.2%)

    True Shooting Percentage = 50.6% (average is 53.4%)

    3-pt% = 25.6% (ugly)

    FT pt% = 56.2% (ugly)

    2 year adj + / – = +3.38 (it appears with good defense helping)

    PER = 12.0 (average is 15.0)

    On the whole, it appears that the advanced stats (outside of PER which favours shooting) like him.  His 3-pt and FT shooting were pretty bad last year, though he was pretty good in the two his first year so maybe there is hope there.

    So the numbers say that he is a good defender and rebounder and has the potential to be a good shooter but sucked it up pretty bad last year.

  • PlantIt

    3 years and $20M for Fields or 3 years and $15M for Terry?

    • mountio

      well said

  • Yomamma

    hey dip shit, the knicks can’t amnesty anyone.. they already used it on chauncey billups 

  • ad

    Fields got more than terry?? Well Done, BC. You fucking tool. Couldnt you have offered Fields a little more? Fields isnt even half the player terry is.

  • golden

    Wow. Just frickin’ wow.  BC is tossing cash around like a sailor on bath salts.  How do we get in on this gravy train? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

    with Fields, there’s a glut of 2s & 3s (DD, JJ, Forbes, Ross…Acy & Kleiza (3-4) and maybe Weems and Bayless too.  Odds on favorite that a deal goes down to lighten the load.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

      Drafting Ross, signing Fields…I’d say the athletic days of DeMar DeRozan and his limited handle & 3pt shooting (and expiring contract) are numbered in Raptor Land

  • The Fox

    Is it not possible to sign Fields to mess up NY, than sign Nash, and during the summer trade Fields for another asset?  Or does that go against the CBA? 

    • 2damkule

      free agents can’t be dealt for 90 days after signing the deal.

  • John

    Fan boys on the board are calling this a brilliant tactical manouver on the part of the BC to stop NY from getting Nash. Matt52 is calling this a great move and the rest of the Herd is following after him. But what if NYU is smarter than BC and they just let Fields walk :). But then t does not matter to the fan boys because BC signing Fields to 20 million contract is still a great move …

    • 2damkule

      i’m not going to debate the merits of the move, but NY doesn’t really have a say with respect to fields at this point – it would stand to reason they’d let him walk.  they had wanted to use him as the key piece of a S&T for nash, now they can’t; they don’t have the room to sign nash outright, and they really don’t have much in the way of a package to do a S&T without fields.  in essence, the offer sheet to fields – regardless of whether NY matches or not – takes them (for all intents & purposes) out of the running for nash.

  • Delonte_West

    fields is a good player, just the kind we need on toronto. the 3rd year of his contract is brutal,  but what did we expect from BC? this is the guy who signed calderon, kapono, amir, kleiza to these overpriced contracts. hopefully we trade derozan and one of our power forwards for a solid 3, then we might have a competitive team

  • Rjp981

    This would be great if we could get rid of DD for a true SF. Otherwise this is a pretty large contract for a guy whos relatively unproven long term…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

       Like I said, Fields and Ross in.
       I’d say the athletic days of DeMar DeRozan and his limited handle &
      3pt shooting (and expiring contract) are numbered in Raptor Land

  • Aaron8007

    Fields seems more of “3” then anything else…this may be why is stats dropped off with anthony playing the 3 all year.  Add in the knicks in ability to pass the ball and it seems to me that Fields had a terrible shooting year.  Fields is 6 feet 7 inchs and has a reach of 8 feet 9 and half inchs.  He played 4 spot  at stanford and has shot between 35-40 % from three point in his three previous years.  Against teams with regular sized 3’s fields would be good to start and against teams with big 3’s you start james johnson.  Are the raps overpaying? absolutely but they have no choice(higher taxes in canada, perception problems and crappy team are pretty big negatives for the raps).   It looks like BC wants to get a good squad together that will compete like houston and atlanta’s of the basketball world.  Only time will tell how this one works out.  If we get Nash Fields becomes a much better player.

  • skeptical

    I like Fields, just not at $20 million.  I also worry there is no grand vision or plan in place for the roster as a whole, that this offer just seemed convenient at the moment and will be regretted later on.

    On the other hand, who are the Raps going to bring in with that money otherwise?  Players aren’t exactly lining up to come play in Canada, and if this helps bring Nash (which probably puts people in the seats and might bring some relevance to the team for the first time since Carter played here) maybe it’s worth the cost. It’s not like the Raptors have any chance of competing for a title in the near future anyway unless the new rookies turn into bona fide stars.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KIAOTEY4P5GOBV7E2KRRKO3RNM Chris

       You got it right.
      For all y’all that think this is a waste of money, let me share a secret
      with you: Toronto, great, affluent city, media hub of Canada is Not the
      preferred choice for NBA free agents (Gasp!?).
      Take whatever good out of this deal you can.

  • guest

    With Williams agreeing to go to Brooklyn, the Raptors better be careful. I would not be surprised if Dallas makes a strong push for Nash and he and Dirk are friends.  In Dallas he has a better chance to win a championship and they can offer him less and he will still make the same or more because there are no state taxes.  If I was a player I might not be too happy with the fact that one team was trying to limit my options to sign with another team, so this Landry Fields deal could backfire.

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      BEST FRIENDS…..

      He’s going to Dallas (or NY) and the warm weather- good for his back issues…..plus him & Dirk are tight…..

      • Nilanka15

        Nash ditched his best friend once already.  I wouldn’t put too much stock into that aspect.

    • boshrawr

      Is dallas that much better though? I’m sure you can make an argument that Toronto has more of a chance in the east then they do in the west. Who’s even on their roster they just lost terry.

      • guest

        For the last couple of years they have been significantly better.

  • John

    DW signed with Nets, now all they need is Howard and they can really give Heat a run for their money. I am curious how Boston going to respond to all that.

  • hater

    this dumb fuck (destro) has posted a total of 38 times on this thread alone bout how much he hate th raps & this trade and he aint even done yet lmao. thats dam pathetic AF….. 38 times…smh

  • Occean

    3 months later… Bargnani still averages 5 RPG

    Fields is taking them all

  • Rob

    And D-Will officially agrees to sign with the Nets. Now the dominoes will fall.

  • Kujo

    Pathetic. BC is so desperate to sign Nash that he’s willing to basically run this franchise into the ground.

  • Rob

    Just read that if Fields and Nash (assuming he signs) play out the remainder of their contracts with the Raps, they’ll have $41 million in expiring contracts and cap space with Bargnani and Amir also expiring at the same time.

  • John

    hey on the bright side by the time landry field’s contract is over, steve nash’s contract will also be over. jose will probably be amnestied. james johnson will probably be traded. we will have shit lottery picks so in the year 2015 we will be horrible bu that’s when Andrew wiggins will likely declare. gotta stay optimistic 😉

  • Sheptor

    Forget about the money guys! It’s a little embarrassing to be throwing this money around at players who aren’t “worthy” of these types of contracts but we got it to burn, there’s not much out there for our needs (SF and PG) and this is what needs to be done to get ppl here. FACE IT! Landry is going to be a good Raptor. I can promise you Derozan and either AJ, or ED is being packaged for a 3. Landry is our new 2. Get used to it.
     
    For now

    1 – ?/Bayless
    2 – Fields/Ross
    3 – ?/Kleiza/JJ
    4 – Bargnani/(I hope Amir)
    5 – Val/?