Fields, where have you been!? Landry’s been on a tear lately and I’m really happy because before the Melo trade, he was playing solid ball. He’s has 7 games in January scoring over 10 points and that’s a good sign for the team. Landry, who played college ball at Stanford, was drafted 39th in 2010 draft by the NY Knicks (more about his history here). Before the Melo trade he was one of the top rookies and I was thinking to myself, man, we got ourselves a steal!
Landry has a good understanding of the game. He has a great all-around game consisting of shooting, passing and rebounding the ball. His strengths show when the team moves the ball around, more of a team game. This was the way the Knicks were playing prior the the Melo trade and people talked about how Landry does not fit into the current team, but that is not the case. This is a brand new team and they just need time to gel and as you can see, the Knicks are now playing to his strengths. His continued solid play is the key to the Knicks success.
As for yesterday’s game against the Pistons, his stats were: 18 points (7-10 shooting; 4-6 three point range), 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Now I know what your thinking, this was against the lowly Pistons, but the Knicks have been losing to every team. While watching last night’s game, I noticed the Knicks are starting to get more comfortable with their offense. I attribute this to the ball movement, which will improve everyone’s offense, especially Landry’s offense. Welcome back, Fields!