Landry Fields was considered one of the most ridiculous free agent signings this offseason when the Toronto Raptors signed him to a 3-year, $20 million contract. While some Knicks fans may have thought it was wrong to let him go, many are rejoicing in the fact that he was not worth the money. Read more after the jump.
5 games into the season Fields is averaging 2 points on 20% shooting and 3 rebounds in 21 minutes per game. While everyone is screaming bust, it turns out Fields has an explanation for his poor shooting.
Fields met with specialists in NYC and underwent a procedure on the ulnar nerve in his right elbow and is out indefinitely. He will meet with the doctor again in 2 weeks to be re-evaluated. Fields described his freak injury that had been occurring since training camp to the media on Thursday:
In training camp is when I first noticed, every time I would go up to shoot, my hand would [clinch involuntarily]. I’ve just been trying to work around it, but, in game situations and in practice, I don’t have time to really focus on it, it just does it on it’s own…there wasn’t any pain, so I just figured I’d work around it, get extra shots up, and when that wasn’t working, I started thinking ‘Wait a minute, something is wrong here, I know I’m not that bad right now…so finally I was like ‘I can’t do this anymore, I gotta get some help with this’.