This battle will be interesting. The young, athletic, savvy Fields VS the old, bald (yet somehow very athletic) veteran. They are the complete antithesis of one another. Ray relies on others to get his points, be it running, in transition or in motion. Landry is virtually the same in that regard, but in the half court set, they are chalk and cheese. When defending Gay Felon, you need a fit, heady player following him through picks and cuts. We have precisely that.
In recent losses to the Bulls and Heat, Boston's offensive woes were amplified by Allen being taken out of the game in a team effort that squashed a barely above average Boston offence.
Landry can post Ray all day, but his shot has been off and MD doesn't advocate post over perimeter.
As an under utilised, doghouse constant, Bill Walker has shown flashes of brilliance this year with his athleticism, rebounding and a deft perimeter game.
Most notable of these outings came against Miami in the Knicks' post trade upset in Florida. Walker played exemplary defence against perennial MVP candidate, Lebron James. In a sensational display of awareness, Walker denied James from getting to the ball.
If SkyWalker can dig in and find his defensive footing for us in what will no doubt be limited minutes, he'll be a blessing not necessarily in disguise. A point worth noting is that in games in which he's played more than 11 minutes, Walker has averaged 4+ rebounds.
FLorida. Thank god for the NBA league pass & MSG network.
Fields is the best overall Knicks rookie since M.Jackson.
He's exactly the type of player that a championship contending team could only dream of having. He plays with a championship style of play. He's able to make an impact on a game, without demanding the ball, which is huge; considering the fact that we have two of the NBA's top 5 scorers in Melo & Amare (who both need the rock). Fields has shown flashes of greatness as an off the ball player. Hustles like Reggie off the ball. Already considered as one of the best rebounding Guards in the game today. Has the overall defensive talent, ability & potential to become a stout perimeter defender come playoff time. Will hustle & fight for every loose ball just to help the team contend. He has a sweet shot & also has the ability to drive to the paint & either finish strong or athletic @ the rim. He's a momentum changer.
We all know our BIG 3 will lead the way, TD23 is our X-Factor off the bench: but Fields is our true X-Factor come playoff time.
As you mentioned bro - one of the 2 positions we're lacking some quality.
Fields is already good and has been absolutely sensational for a 2nd round pick, but he's still a rookie and some parts of his game are underdeveloped. Especially his spot up shooting ability. He also needs to improve his defence.
Bill Walker on the other hand is a useful spot up shooter from 3 point range and a good leaper. His defence though has not been existent all season, with the exception of that 1 game in Miami.
A shame that Azubuike never made it. He was a very versitile player in Golden State and would have been the perfect fit at SG.