An injury in sports is one of the worst things that can happen to a professional athlete. One moment a player is on top of the world and making millions. Then, next thing you know an injury happens and washes away the promise of a special talent. NBA players such as: Yao Ming, TJ Ford, Pete Maravich, and Allan Houston are just a few players to come to mind. Landry Fields can be mentioned here as well.
Fields attended Stanford and really didn’t break out until his senior season. He averaged 22 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 1.6 steals and was a First Team All-Pac-10 nominee.
FIelds would be drafted by the New York Knicks in the 2010 NBA draft as a second round pick. He was named to the All-Rookie First Team, showing flashes of potential as a starter.
The former Stanford standout served as a key role player in the Knicks run to the postseason during the 2010-11 season. He was a serviceable defender, but his ability to score with the second unit was crucial.
He was named the rookie of the month for the months of November and December. During his tenure in New York, Fields averaged 9.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 2.2 assists.
In the summer of 2012 Fields signed with the Toronto Raptors after the Knicks decided not to match the Raptors deal as he was a restricted free agent for three years $20 million. Fields would not get a lot of playing time as in his two seasons with the Raptors Fields averaged a combined total of 14.7 minutes compared to his 30.0 minutes in New York.
In the summer of 2015 Fields was an unrestricted free agent but before the season began he had to get surgery. He got surgery for a hip labral tear and was ruled out for five months. He sat out the entire 2015-2016 season subsequently ending his playing career.
So since then what had Landy Fields been up to?
In 2016 Fields accepted a position with the San Antonio Spurs to become a college scout for the team. With this job, Fields helps the Spurs with restocking on their young guys.