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Landry Fields

Landry Fields
Fields in March 2012
No. 2 – Toronto Raptors
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-06-27) June 27, 1988
Long Beach, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Los Alamitos
(Los Alamitos, California)
College Stanford (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 New York Knicks
2012–present Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Landry Fields (born June 27, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Stanford University.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Collegiate career 2
    • College statistics 2.1
  • Professional career 3
    • New York Knicks 3.1
    • Toronto Raptors 3.2
  • NBA career statistics 4
    • Regular season 4.1
    • Playoffs 4.2
  • Personal 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Fields was born in Long Beach, California to Steve and Janice Fields, who played basketball in college at Miami University and Highland Community College, respectively (Steve was later drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers).[1] Fields' father is African-American, while his mother is Caucasian.[2] Landry was one of three children and attended Ellwood P. Cubberley Elementary School and later Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California. Fields was a three-year letter-winner on the varsity basketball squad, which he captained during his junior and senior seasons.[3] Though he was heavily recruited by Arizona coach Lute Olson and by Gonzaga University, Fields ultimately chose to play for Trent Johnson and Stanford, joining twin brothers Robin and Brook Lopez to create one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.[4]

Collegiate career

As a freshman at Stanford in 2006–07, Fields appeared in 30 games all off the bench as he averaged 4.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. As a sophomore in 2007–08, he again had a very similar role and production to his freshman season as he averaged 4.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 33 games off the bench.[3]

As a junior in 2008–09, Fields started 33 of 34 games he appeared in as he averaged 12.6 points and a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game.[3]

As a senior in 2009–10, Fields had a break-out season as he earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors after averaging a league-leading 22.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. He also earned USBWA All-District IX Team and first-team NABC Division I All-District 20 honors in addition to earning Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.[3]

College statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Stanford 30 0 14.0 .363 .303 .652 2.5 .7 .2 .1 4.2
2007–08 Stanford 33 0 12.6 .362 .355 .625 2.0 1.0 .3 .2 4.1
2008–09 Stanford 34 33 30.7 .498 .368 .650 6.6 1.9 1.2 .5 12.6
2009–10 Stanford 32 32 36.3 .490 .337 .696 8.8 2.8 1.6 .8 22.0

Professional career

New York Knicks

Fields was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the New York Knicks.[5] In July 2010, he joined the Knicks for the 2010 NBA Summer League where he averaged a team-high 15.6 points in addition to 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals in five games. On August 26, 2010, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Knicks.[6] He went on to earn Rookie of the Month honors in the Eastern Conference for the months of November and December 2010.[7][8] On February 6, 2011, he scored a career high 25 points, in addition to 10 rebounds, in the 117-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.[9] To cap off his strong rookie season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team.[10]

Landry and teammate Jeremy Lin were selected to play for Team Shaq in the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend Rising Stars Challenge.[11]

On June 26, 2012, the Knicks tendered a qualifying offer to make Landry a restricted free agent.[12]

Toronto Raptors

On July 11, 2012, Fields received a three-year, $20 million offer sheet from the Toronto Raptors.[13] The Knicks declined to match the offer, and Fields signed with the Raptors on July 15, 2012.[14]

After his impressive stint with the Knicks, the Raptors expected big things from Landry as he continued to develop. However, Fields' struggles with Toronto have mainly been due to injuries as he played just 81 games over his first two seasons with the franchise. He has had several surgeries repairing the ulnar nerve in his right arm, and with constant rehabilitation, he was forced to learn a new shooting form.[15]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 New York 82 81 31.0 .497 .393 .769 6.4 1.9 1.0 .2 9.7
2011–12 New York 66 62 28.7 .460 .256 .562 4.2 2.6 1.2 .3 8.8
2012–13 Toronto 51 22 20.3 .457 .143 .642 4.1 1.2 .6 .2 4.7
2013–14 Toronto 30 2 10.7 .403 .000 .636 2.0 .7 .3 .1 2.3
Career 229 167 25.3 .473 .331 .663 4.7 1.8 .9 .2 3.5

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 New York 4 4 17.8 .200 .000 .167 1.3 1.3 .5 .8 1.8
2012 New York 5 4 23.0 .484 .200 .714 3.0 1.4 .6 .0 7.2
2014 Toronto 3 0 8.7 .000 .000 .000 2.3 .3 1.3 .3 .0
Career 12 8 17.7 .375 .111 .462 2.3 1.1 .8 .3 3.6

Personal

On March 20, 2011, The Andy and Landry Show debuted. The show featured Fields and Andy Rautins exploring different areas of New York City. The first episode focused on them visiting the Shubert Theater, with cast members from Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Memphis." In another episode, they went on a speed-dating event. After Rautins was waived by the team before the 2011–12 season, the show was discontinued.[16] In June 2014, Landry was a contestant on the show Sing Your Face Off.[17]

In July 2014, Fields married model girlfriend, Elaine Alden. The couple have a son, Jackson James Fields, who was born in 2013.[18]

References

  1. ^ Pearlman, Jeff (February 1, 2011). "He's Quietly Taken the NBA by Surprise". WSJ.com. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Landry Fields". EthnicCelebs.com. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Player Bio: Landry Fields". GoStanford.com. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2006 – Stanford Basketball Commitment List (5)
  5. ^ New York Knicks pluck Syracuse guard Andy Rautins, Stanford forward Landry Fields at 2010 NBA Draft
  6. ^ Knicks sign second round rookie Landry Fields
  7. ^ Knicks' Fields, Clips' Griffin named Rookies of the Month
  8. ^ Fields, Griffin win NBA Rookie honors for December
  9. ^ Amare Stoudemire scores 41 as Knicks bounce back vs. 76ers
  10. ^ "Blake Griffin, John Wall lead rookies". ESPN.com. May 11, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Irving leads Team Chuck to BBVA Rising Stars game win". NBA.com. January 31, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  12. ^ Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields set to be restricted free agents
  13. ^ "Raptors Sign Landry Fields To Offer Sheet". NBA.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Raptors Sign Landry Fields". NBA.com. July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ Davis, William Scott (October 16, 2014). "The Biggest Steal Of The 2010 NBA Draft Is In Danger Of Falling Out Of The League". BusinessInsider.com.au. Retrieved November 29, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Andy and Landry Show". MSG.com. Retrieved April 9, 2011. 
  17. ^ Raptors' Landry Fields Dresses Up as Nicki Minaj for 'Sing Your Face Off'
  18. ^ Menzie, Nicola (July 14, 2014). "Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz Officiates Landry Fields and Model Girlfriend's Wedding". ChristianPost.com. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
  • Stanford Cardinals bio
  • Landry Fields on Twitter
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