Steve Nash, you’re about to go home to Canada. The Toronto Raptors just offered Landry Fields of the Knicks 3 years and $20 million according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. Yes, the same Landry Fields who dates this attractive model and had a solid rookie season in New York, but struggled in his sophomore year (blame it on Melo!), shooting just 25 percent on 3-pointers and 56 percent from the line (he was at 39 and 76, respectively, the year prior).
Why would Toronto do such a thing, considering they’re best player is on the wing (DeMar DeRozan), and they just drafted a wing (Terrence Ross)?
Easy – to keep the Knicks away from Steve Nash, whom the Raptors desperately covet. Even though it was a longshot that New York could land Nash, there was one glimmer of hope – a sign-and-trade with Phoenix for Landry Fields. There’s almost no shot of that now. Savvy move, Bryan Colangelo! Go all-in for Nash – the Knicks probably weren’t going to pull off the sign and trade, anyway, so who cares about $56 million? – so the 39-year-old point guard can have a swan song in Canada.
Smells like 32-50 to me.
[* As a few reporters have tweeted - even if Fields signs the offer sheet from Toronto, it can't go into effect until July 11th. If the Suns wanted to do a sign and trade with the Knicks for Fields ... that could still happen.]