In the last installment of Some Plays Count, I looked at Knick rookie starter Timofey Mozgov. Although Mozgov’s arrival was much ballyhooed, Landry Fields has made a bigger contribution to the team thus far. Fields, who has the knack for flying under the radar, is starting at shooting guard and is 4th on the team in minutes averaging 29.7 per game. I thought I’d take a look at his game against the Celtics, and see how he contributes to the team.
For those that are YouTube-ally challenged, Fields has a great ability finding an opening in the defense, cut to the spot, and finish around the hoop. Additionally he’s a tenacious rebounder, in one play showing great boxing out technique on Rondo and another one chasing down a board in crunch time. Finally his other great asset has been his court vision. He’s able to scan the floor, make quick decisions, and deliver the ball to an open teammate. The diagrammed play below is the second play, where Fields is left unguarded by Boston and cuts to the paint for an easy score.
Image of the play created with FastDraw.