Landry Fields has had issues shooting the ball after dealing with a nerve injury in his arm. (REUTERS)
Landry Fields can’t fulfill the role he would like to right now for the Toronto Raptors, but that doesn’t mean he can’t in the future.
The former Knicks forward’s first year in a Raptors uniform has been a challenge from the outset, but he sees better times ahead.
If it wasn’t initially trying too hard to live up to a contract that for reasons well beyond his own respected talents got elevated to a level that made justifying it almost impossible, then it was the onset of a nerve problem that began in his elbow but affected his hand and therefore just about every part of his game.
Fields missed just under a quarter of the season with the hand problem including 17 games after it was finally diagnosed resulting in ulnar nerve transposition surgery on his right elbow.
In layman’s terms, the nerve in the elbow was not sitting where it should have been and was triggering a spasm in his right hand that made it virtually impossible to shoot the basketball with any co