Fields in March 2012
|No. 2 – Toronto Raptors|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
June 27, 1988 |
Long Beach, California
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Los Alamitos
(Los Alamitos, California)
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|2010–2012||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Landry Fields (born June 27, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Stanford University.
Fields was born in Long Beach, California to Steve and Janice Fields, who played basketball in college at Miami University and Highland Community College, respectively (Steve was later drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers). Fields' father is African-American, while his mother is Caucasian. Landry was one of three children and attended Ellwood P. Cubberley Elementary School and later Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, California. Fields was a three-year letter-winner on the varsity basketball squad, which he captained during his junior and senior seasons. Though he was heavily recruited by Arizona coach Lute Olson and by Gonzaga University, Fields ultimately chose to play for Trent Johnson and Stanford, joining twin brothers Robin and Brook Lopez to create one of the top recruiting classes in the nation.
As a freshman at Stanford in 2006–07, Fields appeared in 30 games all off the bench as he averaged 4.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. As a sophomore in 2007–08, he again had a very similar role and production to his freshman season as he averaged 4.1 points and 2.0 rebounds in 33 games off the bench.
As a junior in 2008–09, Fields started 33 of 34 games he appeared in as he averaged 12.6 points and a team-best 6.6 rebounds per game.
As a senior in 2009–10, Fields had a break-out season as he earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors after averaging a league-leading 22.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. He also earned USBWA All-District IX Team and first-team NABC Division I All-District 20 honors in addition to earning Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year accolades.
New York Knicks
Fields was selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the New York Knicks. In July 2010, he joined the Knicks for the 2010 NBA Summer League where he averaged a team-high 15.6 points in addition to 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals in five games. On August 26, 2010, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Knicks. He went on to earn Rookie of the Month honors in the Eastern Conference for the months of November and December 2010. On February 6, 2011, he scored a career high 25 points, in addition to 10 rebounds, in the 117-103 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. To cap off his strong rookie season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie first team.
On June 26, 2012, the Knicks tendered a qualifying offer to make Landry a restricted free agent.
On July 11, 2012, Fields received a three-year, $20 million offer sheet from the Toronto Raptors. However, the offer was actually tendered as bait to get the knicks to match, so that they would have less cap room to attempt to acquire Suns guard Steve Nash.The Knicks declined to match the offer, and Fields signed with the Raptors on July 15, 2012.Nash also sin pined the lakers via a sign and trade, therefore making the move a double bust for the Raptors. After his impressive stint with the Knicks, the Raptors expected big things from Landry as he continued to develop. However, Fields' struggles with Toronto have mainly been due to injuries as he played just 81 games over his first two seasons with the franchise. He has had several surgeries repairing the ulnar nerve in his right arm, and with constant rehabilitation, he was forced to learn a new shooting form.
NBA career statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
In May 2014, Landry was a contestant on Sing Your Face Off, a show where celebrities impersonated and sang songs of an artist they were assigned. He sang as Lionel Richie, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Nicki Minaj, MC Hammer, and Little Richard. On June 14, 2014 Landry was announced as the co-runner-up along with Lisa Rinna, with China Anne McClain the winner.
On March 20, 2011, The Andy and Landry Show debuted. The show featured Fields and Andy Rautins exploring different areas of New York City. The first episode focused on them visiting the Shubert Theater, with cast members from Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Memphis." In another episode, they went on a speed-dating event. After Rautins was waived by the team before the 2011–12 season, the show was discontinued.
In July 2014, Fields married model girlfriend, Elaine Alden. The couple have a son, Jackson James Fields, who was born in 2013.
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- "Landry Fields". EthnicCelebs.com. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- "Player Bio: Landry Fields". GoStanford.com. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- 2006 – Stanford Basketball Commitment List (5)
- New York Knicks pluck Syracuse guard Andy Rautins, Stanford forward Landry Fields at 2010 NBA Draft
- Knicks sign second round rookie Landry Fields
- Knicks' Fields, Clips' Griffin named Rookies of the Month
- Fields, Griffin win NBA Rookie honors for December
- Amare Stoudemire scores 41 as Knicks bounce back vs. 76ers
- "Blake Griffin, John Wall lead rookies". ESPN.com. May 11, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
- "Irving leads Team Chuck to BBVA Rising Stars game win". NBA.com. January 31, 2012. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
- Jeremy Lin, Landry Fields set to be restricted free agents
- "Raptors Sign Landry Fields To Offer Sheet". NBA.com. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
- "Raptors Sign Landry Fields". NBA.com. July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- Davis, William Scott (October 16, 2014). "The Biggest Steal Of The 2010 NBA Draft Is In Danger Of Falling Out Of The League". BusinessInsider.com.au. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
- Raptors' Landry Fields Dresses Up as Nicki Minaj for 'Sing Your Face Off'
- "Andy and Landry Show". MSG.com. Retrieved April 9, 2011.[dead link]
- Menzie, Nicola (July 14, 2014). "Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz Officiates Landry Fields and Model Girlfriend's Wedding". ChristianPost.com. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
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