When we drafted him and he performed above expectations we all loved him until he started to settle in. How many games did we watch when Fields gave us absolutely nothing? Games when we lost by 5, when even a few points could have made the difference. There's another Fields on our team and I'm tired of waiting for his potential, tired of losing close games because this person gives us absolutely nothing.
And I'm sorry brothers but it needs to be said....
And I don't want to hear about his defense anymore because Wade and several others lit his *** up last year. Offensively he's exactly that....offensive. Yet we continue to give him a pass based on his defensive potential. We could have made the playoffs last year if he could have given us something...anything, but he didn't. As soon as trade rumors surfaced he tanked. He's thin skinned and not made for the media circus here. A measley 10 ppg could have helped us.
Its been 3 full seasons and he's a career 7.7 ppg from a SG spot? 39% shooting? And as far as his defense goes he averaged 1.3 steals yet he also averages 1.3 TOs (career) so as far as im concerned that's a wash. How much longer are we gonna keep giving Shump a pass? He's not developing and if he couldn't become a better shooter under No D D'antoni then when is he ever?
And while Hardaway isn't as good defensively (sarcasm) he's already a 10.2 ppg scorer as a rookie on 42% shooting, 82%+ from the line. And he's currently lighting up the summer league.
So in my opinion the answer to our glut of guards is simple...trade Fields 2.0! Give Hardaway his minutes. We need bigs who can rebound, trade him for JJ Hickson. And find a way to get Reggie Evans. Or package him and JR for Lance.
I'm sorry brothers, I know a lot of you love Shumpert but it's time we see results and it just aint happening for Shump.
/Puts on Flameproof coat