Raptors' Landry Fields looking to bounce back

Raptors forward Landry Fields drives to the basket against Boston's Kelly Olynyk on Wednesday...

Raptors forward Landry Fields drives to the basket against Boston's Kelly Olynyk on Wednesday night. (John E. Sokolowski/USA Today)

RYAN WOLSTAT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:10 PM ET

Toronto’s bench is considered a weak point, so it was a good sign to see the group play well against Boston on Wednesday.

Yes, Boston is a poor squad, but considering the struggles so far this pre-season, Dwane Casey will take it.

And he will especially take the performance of Landry Fields. Fields scored 14 points and added seven rebounds against Boston, following up on a nine-point, five-board effort at Minnesota. After a brutal initial Raptors season marred by an injury, Fields is looking to bounce back, particularly where his outside shooting is concerned.

As a Knick, Fields hit 86 threes as a rookie, then 31 the next year. Dealing with a wonky elbow, Fields nailed only two all of last season.

What would it mean to Casey if Fields suddenly recovers some of his lost form?

“Oh, that would be huge. It’s not a must that he’s got to knock down three-point shots, but if he does that, if his shot comes around ...” Casey said.


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