via NY Post
“This is no shooting-guard experiment.
Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni foresees second-round rookie sensation Landry Fields spending the entire season as the starting shooting guard, meaning Wilson Chandler could be stuck as sixth man during his contract year.
'All year,' D’Antoni said when asked at yesterday’s practice at Emerson College how long it will last.
'I’d be surprised if he can’t do it,' D’Antoni added.
Fields had a rock-solid NBA debut last night in Toronto, with 11 points, making 4-of-8 shots—3-of-6 from three-point distance. The gritty ex-Stanford player also had four rebounds.
Tonight, the 39th pick in the 2010 draft who wasn’t on some NBA boards matches up against illustrious shooting guard Ray Allen at the new Boston Garden.
'The best part of his game is all the little stuff,' D’Antoni said. 'He’ll do what the game plan is. It’s the consistency of all the details of the game that makes him unique. Normally you look at inconsistency as a rookie, but I don’t see that. He didn’t look nervous whatsover.'
Fields was a four-year player at Stanford and is 22. It’s stunning he has looked more polished than Danilo Gallinari all month."
I love the way Fields has been performing. He’s making all the hustle plays that count, and he stays composed and knocks down the three.
Keep it up!
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