Landry Fields has got to be in Masai's cross hairs. For a GM like MU, the Fields contract has got to be keeping him up at night.
Basically; without his shot, Fields is a $1-2m player being paid 6. If he finds his shot again, he's a $4m player being paid 6, which is far from the worst overpay in the world. If he regains his rookie form then he's actually maybe worth the 6.
And for all we give props to Masai, let us remember it was Masai who resigned Javale McGee to $44 million over four years. Masai makes mistakes just like everybody else does, and Fields isn't nearly as bad a mistake as McGee.
If Landry can regain anything close to his old shot success he is a nice player to have. He moves well off the ball, rebounds very well for a wing and is a solid defender.
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