Small forward is the position the Golden State Warriors are hoping to improve at over the offseason, whether it be through the draft or in free agency, and Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group tweets today that Landry Fields could be a possibility.
Fields has certainly been a pleasant surprise since being taken with the No. 39 pick in the 2010 NBA draft, but we have to wonder just how much of an upgrade he'd be to some of the other players that could be in the mix at the 3 for the Warriors.
After all, Brandon Rush is a restricted free agent that the Warriors appear to be hopeful of bringing back, and both Richard Jefferson and Dorell Wright are under contract for next season as well. Dominic McGuire is another player who is set to become a free agent, but one the team appears to like.
Bringing in Fields would make some sense -- he played his college ball right across the San Francisco Bay at Stanford, and the Warriors reportedly liked him during pre-draft workouts. But at this point, Fields would probably be a fall-back option for the Warriors under new GM Bob Myers.
I know this **** is starting to sound redundant, but the only way he comes to us is if he accepts the MLE which is actually pretty realistic. He digressed a little from his rookie season but he's everything that the Warriors need. First off, he's very reliable. Played in every game ever since he was drafted and have not encountered any injuries thus far. Secondly, he's plays sound basketball. He a good passer, moves without the ball well, and is a great complimentary player for Curry, Thompson, Lee, and Bogut. And last but not least, he plays defense! or at least I'm under the impression that he does. lol