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    Fields is wearing #9.

    Time to get a Rasual Butler jersey from a Salvation Army thrift store and tape "FIELDS" over it

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    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    This made me LOL ------>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u86Ze...eature=related

    sorry I have no idea how to embed videos
    You need to use the "Advanced" link (bottom of page) to write/reply a post. This provides editing features and cel/movie icon is the one to use when embedding a vid.

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    Quote Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    Thought?
    re the Battier comparison I am not sure LF is quite the defensive demon Battier has been for so many years now. SB is also a well rounded player including great character attributes and this would be more in line. If LF comes close to becoming a SB this would have been a helluva acquisition.

    ps...if SB was not on the Heat they may very well not won this year...he was the glue guy and shut down defender helping lessen that burden for Lebron & Wade.

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    I like Fields already

    @ekoreen

    Landry Fields: "There are not many egos here." Then he coughed, although it sounded weirdly like "Carmelo."

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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    I like Fields already



    Still funny!

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    I know some of you are sick of the Valanciunas song, but how does it stack up to "Doin' the Landry"?
    Who has a better song? Landry or Valanciunas?

    Here they are:



    “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
    ― John Wooden

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    lol Landry had this to say about Lin's departure from the Knicks: "Poison pill? That's a tic tac for James Dolan." I absolutely love Field's sense of humor! Can't wait to hear his interviews at the end of games :P

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    Quote Blacklash2k4 wrote: View Post
    lol Landry had this to say about Lin's departure from the Knicks: "Poison pill? That's a tic tac for James Dolan." I absolutely love Field's sense of humor! Can't wait to hear his interviews at the end of games :P
    Same here, seems like a super funny guy. Has a great signing voice, too. They should get him to sing Oh Canada at the start of a game!

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    Quote Raptor_11 wrote: View Post
    Same here, seems like a super funny guy. Has a great signing voice, too. They should get him to sing Oh Canada at the start of a game!
    He doesn't want to be a billionaire... He wants to be a champion, too bad it wont be next to Melo and Mare. :P

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    I spent the past few days at Summer League and was blown away by what I saw. Had the opportunity to speak with him briefly and he seemed like a really solid guy. Very down to earth and approachable. While I was watching the Raptors game he was 3 rows in front of me. Fans (mostly kids) were running up to him all game trying to get his autograph or a picture with him. Security kept attempting to keep the fans away, but this did not deter Fields.

    The security guard was standing behind him. Whenever she would turn one way, he would quickly go to the other side and keep signing and getting in pictures. If she turned around again, he would immediately do the same. He kept trying to interact with the fans as much as possible.

    Once security was able to prevent the fans from approaching (sending about 8 kids away), both Fields and Lowry went into the stands to sit with the kids for a few minutes and quick sign some autographs.

    I'm a big fan of the character that we have added to the Raptors this off-season.

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    Nice feedback there Shantz. They are going to solid for the team in more ways than just on the court. Coming to play with an attitude I think.

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    Quote Shantz wrote: View Post
    I spent the past few days at Summer League and was blown away by what I saw. Had the opportunity to speak with him briefly and he seemed like a really solid guy. Very down to earth and approachable. While I was watching the Raptors game he was 3 rows in front of me. Fans (mostly kids) were running up to him all game trying to get his autograph or a picture with him. Security kept attempting to keep the fans away, but this did not deter Fields.

    The security guard was standing behind him. Whenever she would turn one way, he would quickly go to the other side and keep signing and getting in pictures. If she turned around again, he would immediately do the same. He kept trying to interact with the fans as much as possible.

    Once security was able to prevent the fans from approaching (sending about 8 kids away), both Fields and Lowry went into the stands to sit with the kids for a few minutes and quick sign some autographs.

    I'm a big fan of the character that we have added to the Raptors this off-season.
    If these two guys (Fields & Lowry) are high character, team-first guys (despite what happened to Lowry last year, which always seems to follow McHale), it's kinda even less surprising that Bayless and JJ got shipped out, beause they both seemed to be me-first guys. I think Casey really wants to instill a sense of team, made up of players who all put the team ahead of themselves.

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    Quote Shantz wrote: View Post
    I spent the past few days at Summer League and was blown away by what I saw. Had the opportunity to speak with him briefly and he seemed like a really solid guy. Very down to earth and approachable. While I was watching the Raptors game he was 3 rows in front of me. Fans (mostly kids) were running up to him all game trying to get his autograph or a picture with him. Security kept attempting to keep the fans away, but this did not deter Fields.

    The security guard was standing behind him. Whenever she would turn one way, he would quickly go to the other side and keep signing and getting in pictures. If she turned around again, he would immediately do the same. He kept trying to interact with the fans as much as possible.

    Once security was able to prevent the fans from approaching (sending about 8 kids away), both Fields and Lowry went into the stands to sit with the kids for a few minutes and quick sign some autographs.

    I'm a big fan of the character that we have added to the Raptors this off-season.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I know that Landry's signing will always have that stigma as part of a failed Nash move but he is a great guy to have on a team. I think he can play to that contract. Prior to last years playoffs nobody in hell would give Javale Mcgee 11 million per season yet we are the laughing stock of the league for paying some guy 6.3 per. Which is less than we were paying for Barbosa. I like what Fields brings a lot more than what Barbosa brought with his hero ball. Take a look at the guys in that 6m range and it doesn't seem so bad.

    All the interviews he seems like he is pretty happy to get out of that circus in NY. A fresh start here and he should be able to build upon that rookie season in a basketball system that is better for him than whatever the hell was going on in NY.

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    Quote Pill wrote: View Post
    I know that Landry's signing will always have that stigma as part of a failed Nash move but he is a great guy to have on a team. I think he can play to that contract. Prior to last years playoffs nobody in hell would give Javale Mcgee 11 million per season yet we are the laughing stock of the league for paying some guy 6.3 per. Which is less than we were paying for Barbosa. I like what Fields brings a lot more than what Barbosa brought with his hero ball. Take a look at the guys in that 6m range and it doesn't seem so bad.

    All the interviews he seems like he is pretty happy to get out of that circus in NY. A fresh start here and he should be able to build upon that rookie season in a basketball system that is better for him than whatever the hell was going on in NY.
    Agree whole heartedly. And I like Barbosa and his ethic, but not his minor black hole syndrome.

    Quote Shantz wrote: View Post
    I spent the past few days at Summer League and was blown away by what I saw. Had the opportunity to speak with him briefly and he seemed like a really solid guy. Very down to earth and approachable. While I was watching the Raptors game he was 3 rows in front of me. Fans (mostly kids) were running up to him all game trying to get his autograph or a picture with him. Security kept attempting to keep the fans away, but this did not deter Fields.

    The security guard was standing behind him. Whenever she would turn one way, he would quickly go to the other side and keep signing and getting in pictures. If she turned around again, he would immediately do the same. He kept trying to interact with the fans as much as possible.

    Once security was able to prevent the fans from approaching (sending about 8 kids away), both Fields and Lowry went into the stands to sit with the kids for a few minutes and quick sign some autographs.

    I'm a big fan of the character that we have added to the Raptors this off-season.
    Great share. Thanks man! Good to hear of this kind of character and engagement.

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    If Kris Humpheries is worth 12 mill per....I now have no problem with the Fields contract

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    Quote thead wrote: View Post
    If Kris Humpheries is worth 12 mill per....I now have no problem with the Fields contract
    Yah I don't get
    $12M for Hump. And people complain about Bargnani's contract?

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    Quote Maleko wrote: View Post
    Yah I don't get
    $12M for Hump. And people complain about Bargnani's contract?
    I don't get the complaints about Barg's contract. Colangelo said it was high for the first couple years but he believed it would be a bargain by the end. The frustrating thing for me is not the fact that we had to pay 6+ for Fields, but that LA gets Antawn Jamison for less than 2 million a season - the rich get richer.

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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    Time to get a Rasual Butler jersey from a Salvation Army thrift store and tape "FIELDS" over it
    This would imply they actually made Rasual Butler jerseys for anyone but Rasual Butler. Which I'm not sure is the case.
    Pretty sure they made 4 of those in TOTAL, and he had make due.
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    Quote The Coach wrote: View Post
    I don't get the complaints about Barg's contract. Colangelo said it was high for the first couple years but he believed it would be a bargain by the end. The frustrating thing for me is not the fact that we had to pay 6+ for Fields, but that LA gets Antawn Jamison for less than 2 million a season - the rich get richer.
    That is what is wrong with the league. These winner teams get guys for cheap, they leave money on the table to go to go chase a ring. Makes for a boring league when you only have 8 different champions in the last 20 years in the NBA, vs something like the NFL and NHL that have had 13 different champions in the last 20 years. I dont know how they fix that though since its the mentality of the whole league that this is perfectly OK.

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