Steve Nash Will End Up With the Raptors Because Toronto Grossly Overpaid Landry Fields

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.]

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