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  • Frynoodle
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    No way, he won't sit at the bench. Buuuuuuutttt, he will stand at the side and SING.

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  • CalgaryRapsFan
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    He offers plenty when used correctly. It's no coincidence the team was effective both offensively and defensively with him on the court in the playoffs (and in the two significant games he played since returning from surgery). Yes, the defence will sag if you just stand him in the corner, but what sort of idiotic coach would do that? Have him set off ball screens, cut baseline, and handle the ball as a secondary option and he's very effective.
    I also like the idea of playing Fields on a 2nd unit that includes a stretch-4 (Patterson), so that he isn't required to play on the perimeter so much. He's solid defensively, plays well off the ball, is a good passer... as long as he's part of a balanced lineup, his weaknesses can avoided.

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  • Jamshid
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    Will sit at the end of the bench and will contribute like a 10 or 11th person and someone who is suppose to make 2-2.5 million a year because that is who he really is ...

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  • webfeat
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    Trading Fields right now would be one of those "sell low" situations. The guy's trade value is as low as it's every been.

    Keep him over the summer and see if he can get some of his shooting form back. It's worth the risk.

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  • ezz_bee
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    We've got an issue if we are starting Landry, but I'm happy with him being the back up SF, and getting 15-25 mins per game.

    Defensively he is sound. And although he has NO shot (and probably won't ever have a shot). He sees the floor well as both a passer and cutter, he moves a lot on offense, which makes the defense think and react more, which can cause mixups/mistakes that can be exploited. He isn't worth 8 or even 6 million at this point, but he's on the roster and I think he's useful. Also, playing him is more likely to increase any trade value than decrease it.

    Fields should be higher on the depth chart than Salmons, and it's a shame Casey didn't realize that during round 1. May have been a small difference maker.

    Scoring, which comes from shooting is the last action in an offensive sequence, but it's one of many (passing, dribbling, cutting, screening), Fields is better than average at ALL of those skills minus shooting. Does that make him a +offensively? No. But I don't think it's unrealistic for him to be a net neutral player on offense.

    plus Defense and neutral offense = pretty good bench player, especially if you second unit has a lot scorers (Vasquez, Patterson, 1 of Lowry, Derozan, Ross). I think he's a got a skill set that is a great fit. And unless/until the raps have a younger player (via trade or draft) Fields is my first wing off the bench. Even if Salmons isn't waived.

    IF he could shoot even a little bit, (again don't think that happens) OR you find him a way to get 1-2 cuts for lay ups (I think can happen) and an occasional put back he is easily a + on the floor.

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  • stooley
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    DanH wrote: View Post
    He offers plenty when used correctly. It's no coincidence the team was effective both offensively and defensively with him on the court in the playoffs (and in the two significant games he played since returning from surgery). Yes, the defence will sag if you just stand him in the corner, but what sort of idiotic coach would do that? Have him set off ball screens, cut baseline, and handle the ball as a secondary option and he's very effective.
    I guess you're right to an extent.

    but then we've got two guys who can ONLY do that on the court in him and Amir... spacing is at such a premium these days that we'd be limited to playing him in very specific, shoot-heavy lineups.

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  • TrossTheBOSS
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    He is overpaid but a solid defender off the bench could be trade filler or something also I was channel flipping and in this show called sing your face off Landry is a contestant he was dressed as Lionel richie singing karaoke next week on the show he's dressed as pitbull he didn't do too bad got like 25/30 by the judges. He's appearing on a tv show instead of working on ball in the off season wtf

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  • DanH
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    TSF wrote: View Post
    Scenario B) A team trying to trade for a superstar doesn't have a nice shiny expiring contract to make the salaries match, and needs to throw in 8 mil of expirings to make the trade happen. That's when we jump in for the price of a measly second rounder (Also known as Hinkie Gold)
    That wouldn't fix their problem unless we are also taking back long term salary. In which case I want a lot more than a 2nd rounder.

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  • DanH
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    stooley wrote: View Post
    lol



    yeah... ish. he needs to be able to offer some offense. right now guys just clog the lane and keep him in their peripheral, it's too easy for the d.
    He offers plenty when used correctly. It's no coincidence the team was effective both offensively and defensively with him on the court in the playoffs (and in the two significant games he played since returning from surgery). Yes, the defence will sag if you just stand him in the corner, but what sort of idiotic coach would do that? Have him set off ball screens, cut baseline, and handle the ball as a secondary option and he's very effective.

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  • TSF
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    imanshumpert wrote: View Post
    Actually that's not really correct.

    He does have value to a team trying to free up cap space for 2015 free agency. They could send a long-term deal our way and a draft pick for his expiring contract.

    That's about the only situation I can think of though.
    Scenario B) A team trying to trade for a superstar doesn't have a nice shiny expiring contract to make the salaries match, and needs to throw in 8 mil of expirings to make the trade happen. That's when we jump in for the price of a measly second rounder (Also known as Hinkie Gold)

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  • 007
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    Nobody needs to be anywhere near Fields on the perimeter, it would just hurt AJ, JV, Hayes and Patman inside.

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  • stooley
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    Scraptor wrote: View Post
    I try not to.



    Thanks folks, I'll be here all week.
    lol

    DanH wrote: View Post
    Backup 3. He's more than capable of playing 15-20 MPG in the right lineups and being very effective, whether he can recover a portion of his prior shooting ability or not.
    yeah... ish. he needs to be able to offer some offense. right now guys just clog the lane and keep him in their peripheral, it's too easy for the d.

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  • DanH
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    Backup 3. He's more than capable of playing 15-20 MPG in the right lineups and being very effective, whether he can recover a portion of his prior shooting ability or not.

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  • Scraptor
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    I try not to.



    Thanks folks, I'll be here all week.

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  • Raptorsss
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Masai forces Casey to play him next season, by not getting a replacement for Salmons. Although, I bet Casey would choose to play De Colo instead, assuming we re-sign him. The best case scenario is that Fields contributes enough next season that we can package him in a larger deal as an attractive expiring that could contribute on another playoff team.

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