Raptors' Fields of Dreams- Kinicks Will Not Match

It would appear in 45 minutes Landry Fields will officially be a Toronto Raptor. Frank Isola one of the Knick Beat Reporters as well as regular contributor on NBA-TV tweeted about an hour ago the Knicks will in fact not match on Fields. This makes Spike Lee's Fields jersey now worthless. It also means the Raptors cap space is all accounted for unless an unexpected Amnesty of someone were to go down in the next 2 days. Fields is set to make an average of about 6.6 million in the reported 3 year offer sheet. In the third year of that deal the number spikes to like 9 million plus. The Raptors are on record saying that while Feilds did help in there quest to get Steve Nash that they had legitimate interest in him as well. If that is fact or fiction the reality is they now have him. Raptors are back at it in Summer League tomorrow taking on the Miami Heat minus the star power. We will have a re-cap of all the action from Vegas.

What took the Knicks so long? We're they seriously considering keeping Fields? Or were they just trying to mess with Raptors and make them sweat it out? If the Knicks were serious about keeping Field's the new modified offer sheet the Jeremy Lin signed with Houston likely changed all that. Lin would get paid a totally insane amount in the 3rd year of this deal that would make him like not have to ever sleep on a couch again. Fields can offically starting moving his couch and all the rest of his stuff across the border and find a pad for him and his girlfriend to call home in Toronto. People may not believe this but I had never seen her till last week. She kinda looks like Pam Anderson before she aged. Anyway done deal as you now have a constant reminder of the fact Steve Nash said no. Fields will hope to be more than that in his time with the Raptors.

Update Midnight: Raptors Official Press Release On Fields Signing.

The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed guard-forward Landry Fields after the New York Knicks chose to not match Toronto’s offer sheet for the restricted free agent. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.The Raptors signed Fields to an offer sheet Wednesday. Under the terms of the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, beginning Thursday the Knicks had three days to match the Raptors’ offer. Fields, 6-foot-7, 215 pounds, has averaged 9.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 30 minutes in 148 games. He has appeared in every contest the past two seasons, making 143 starts. Fields was a 2010-11 T-Mobile All-Rookie First Team selection and twice named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month (November and December 2010). He paced the Knicks in rebounding 22 times, and set a franchise rookie-record making 86 three-pointers. He had two 20-plus scoring games and 11 double-doubles. He scored a career-high 25 points versus Philadelphia on February 6, 2011 and recorded a career-best 17 rebounds on November 16, 2010 at Denver. Fields scored in double figures in 25 outings last season, with a high of 21 at Sacramento on December 31. He posted double-digit scoring efforts in nine of 10 games from January 18 – February 3, averaging 13.6 points. He also contributed seven games with at least three steals, A native of Southern California, Fields was an All-Pac-10 First Team selection as a senior at Stanford in 2009-10, with averages of 22.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 36.3 minutes in 32 games (all starts)

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