HoopsHype Landry Fields rumors

July 4, 2012 Updates

As the Steve Nash sweepstakes continued on Wednesday, sources confirmed that the Knicks have emerged as a serious threat to land the free-agent point guard. New York seemed unlikely to remain in the running after Toronto's power play Wednesday, when the Raptors -- which sources say have offered Nash a three-year, $36 million deal -- agreed with Knicks' restricted free agent Landry Fields on a three-year, $20 million offer sheet, railroading one of New York's plans to land Nash in the process. Sources say Fields was the player that the Knicks originally hoped to send to Phoenix in a sign-and-trade for Nash. The Knicks wanted to use that deal (or something similar to it) to pay Nash more than the midlevel exception they would otherwise be limited to (four years, combined $20 million max). SI.com

The Toronto Raptors reached agreement with restricted free-agent guard Landry Fields on a three-year, $20 million offer sheet Tuesday, believing it would disrupt the Knicks' ability to assemble the necessary parts for the Suns. Toronto has offered Nash a three-year, $36 million contract, but Nash has privately indicated a preference to play for New York if the Knicks are able to close the gap on the Raptors' offer. Yahoo! Sports

Toronto delivered the first blow to Grunwald when Fields, a key piece in Nash sign-and-trade talks with Phoenix, agreed to terms on a back- loaded, 3-year, $19 million offer sheet with the Raptors, according to his agent Chris Emens. The Knicks do not plan to match when it is presented to them on July 11. New York Post

July 3, 2012 Updates

Emens has talked with the Knicks since free agency began last Sunday, but he said he did not know whether the team would match Toronto’s offer. Last year, Fields averaged 9 points and 4 rebounds a game, numbers that declined from his rookie season. “I think he’s happy to go wherever he’s wanted,” Emens said. “He feels he can help them win.” New York Times

With the Knicks probably not in the mood to match the Landry Fields’ three-year, $19 million offer sheet, their interest in recently bought- out veteran forward Rashard Lewis should increase. A source told The Post Tuesday the Knicks were on Lewis’ short list, along with Miami, the Lakers, San Antonio and Atlanta. New York Post

Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said on the night of the NBA draft that his priority is re-signing not only Smith, but Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak and Landry Fields. "We want to keep both (Lin and Novak) and keep Landry and J.R.," Grunwald said on Thursday night. "They're all valuable players and we're going to try to keep all four of them. We have some (recruiting) plans. We've been in contact with our own free agents and they've expressed their desire to come back. They know we love them and want them. We'll do the negotiating and hopefully it all works out." ESPN.com

July 1, 2012 Updates
June 30, 2012 Updates

As NBA free agency opens tonight (midnight), #Knicks will make heavy overtures to free agent targets such as Steve Nash and Jason Kidd, but also focus in-house with free agents Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, J.R. Smith and Landry Fields, but don't expect any immediate action. This is a new climate with a new CBA, so its worth seeing what the market sets for each player. Contracts can't be signed until July 11, so the next 10 days will be a nerve-wracking whirlwind. Sulia

June 27, 2012 Updates
June 20, 2012 Updates

Model Elaine Alden, who has been in Hot Clicks a couple of times, is dating Knicks guard Landry Fields. (More proof that it's good to be an athlete.) Obviously, this makes Alden a layup for today's LLOD honors. SI.com

June 18, 2012 Updates

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