Landry Fields surely reminds me of a J.J Redick type player that seems more suited for college, but he has something different about him.
He is a 6 foot 7 SF/SG out of Stanford who was drafted by the Knicks at the 39th overall pick.
Stanford is the same school that has actually produced a couple of good NBA players lately (Lopez Twins).
If you watched Landry play in his first three years, you would have never imagined him getting drafted into the NBA, but he really showed up to play in his Senior year.
He showed some potential in his Junior year but never truly came into form into his 22 PPG Senior season.
He can be an electric scorer in the NBA and what I liked is that in college he shot nearly 50 percent, which is pretty damn good for a shooter like him.
The thing about Landry Fields coming into the draft was teams thought he could only shoot and that he wasn't athletic and physical enough for the NBA level.
On draft day, there were questions of whether he'd even be selected. The Knicks must have saw something they really liked about him making them stretch to pick him with the 39th pick.
I believe the Knicks made a pretty damn good pick. They had just picked Andy Rautins the pick before, but Landry Fields should blow away in the NBA in the fight for minutes.
To be honest I didn't think Landry Fields would be much of anything in the NBA but seeing him play in the summer league really made me open my eyes.
He is such an electric scorer who has a shot, and he proved in the summer league that he could get to the rim and finish. He did that multiple times and that was a key for me really getting interested in him.
The Knicks have a pretty good amount of depth but he should be able to get some minutes at Small Forward and Shooting Guard.
If he could go out there and shoot consistently and play some good defense, more minutes will come as they will for many young guys.
Keep your eyes on this guy towards the end of this season. By then he should be getting a nice amount of minutes where people will really learn about him.