From the looks of it, Landry Fields will be getting the starting nod at small forward this upcoming season.
Fields proved that he could play at the NBA level, and he was a steal for the New York Knicks in the 2010 NBA draft. Once Carmelo Anthony joined the team, however, things went downhill for him.
Fields, a solid defender, is a very good rebounder for his size. His offensive numbers saw huge drops in his second year compared to his rookie season, but now he has a fresh start in Toronto.
The Raptors also have Terrence Ross. Taken eighth overall, some may call this pick a reach, but consider that he was playing for the Washington Huskies—not exactly North Carolina or Kentucky.
Ross is essentially a Fields-type player, but he has more versatility on offense. One of the best shooters in the draft, he will probably see most of his shots coming from beyond the arc.
Ross is also a hard-nosed defender and very athletic, which is the kind of player Dwane Casey likes. Should he impress Casey enough, Ross should get the nod to start later on in the season.
Ross has a lot of potential, and he can become a great player in the NBA if he works hard enough.