It wasn’t too long ago that Landry Fields was a somewhat hot NBA commodity. Now he’s basically irrelevant, and the free agent just underwent hip surgery to repair a torn labrum and is out five months, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Fields made a name for himself with two productive seasons with the New York Knicks, and he parlayed that into a three-year, $20 million offer sheet from the Toronto Raptors that featured a backloaded third season. The Knicks declined to match the offer sheet, and Fields went on to play three nondescript seasons in Toronto.
Last season, Fields played in just 26 games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 8.3 minutes per game. He only played in 107 games over his three seasons in Toronto.
Interest in Fields was minimal before this surgery, and now his NBA career could very well be over. He’s still just 27 years old, though, so perhaps he bounces back from this and latches on with a team at some point.