The Toronto Raptors Just Gave Out The Dumbest Contract Of The Offseason So They Could Screw Over The Knicks

Jeremy Lin Landry Fields HandshakeR.I.P., Landry Fields and Jeremy Lin’s goggles handshake

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The Toronto Raptors have given New York Knicks restricted free agent Landry Fields a three-year offer sheet worth $20 million, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.The Knicks have a few days to match the offer, but they almost definitely won’t because Fields isn’t worth anywhere near $20 million.

So why’d Toronto do it?

Simple: The Knicks had a sign-and-trade on the table with Phoenix that would have sent Steve Nash to New York at $8 million per year and sent Fields and a few other pieces back to Phoenix.

The Raptors desperately want Nash. They offered him an eye-popping three-year, $36 million contract earlier this week.

By giving Fields an offer sheet, Toronto totally blocked the sign-and-trade (the Knicks aren’t allowed to trade Fields even if they chose to resign him), and destroyed NY’s chances of getting Nash.

On the one hand, it’s a brilliant tactical move.

On the other hand, $20 MILLION FOR LANDRY FIELDS WHY?!??!

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