“He’s a lot more confident and everybody sees it,” point guard Kyle Lowry said of Fields. “He is what he was. He’s (proving) why they gave him the contract and wanted him up here. He’s showing why he’s that type of player. “He always drove the ball but he’s just more confident finishing now. He’s going in there and making contact and getting free throws. He has the ability to make those free throws and the confidence to get to the basket and finish.”
The Raptors were one of the teams that reportedly expressed interest in the 39-year-old last summer before Nash was shipped to the Lakers. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Toronto general manager Masai Ujiri has been “vigorously” working the phone exploring trade options.
or the moment, a Steve Nash trade to Toronto is a complete fantasy. For one, unless the Raptors want to include Kyle Lowry or another player from their starting lineup, any deal will be difficult to fit under the provisions of the CBA. Worse, Nash has been a shell of his former self since the broken leg last season and his acquisition would be purely for marketing purposes at this time.
The Raptors have long had their eyes on Nash but he’ll be 40 in February. It’s doubtful that they’ll trade anything that they truly value for their ongoing rebuild. Still, the Nash rumors are flying now and once they start, they aren’t apt to go away.
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