Landry Fields has undergone an operation to repair a nerve dysfunction in his right arm. We must assume his dreadful shooting as a Rap is attributable to this problem, so no more snide comments will be forthcoming until he’s returned to full health. The finger of blame now shifts to Bryan Colangelo’s office, specifically his medical team. Contracts are not considered final until a player undergoes an extensive physical, so how is it that such a problem was missed? Did it somehow flare up over the summer? Did Fields ignore any warning signs? Answers to these questions are light years beyond my pay grade, & probably BC’s, but they need to be asked. I’m sure all the high-priced suits at MLSE are going to be demanding answers from BC, & soon.
Kyle Lowry got hurt under the opponents’ basket, stepping on someone’s foot & twisting his ankle while jostling for a rebound. I hate to criticize this guy, who was nothing short of brilliant before his injury, but I have to wonder whether he needs to dial it back when he returns. Coach needs to take Kyle aside & tell him in no uncertain terms that we don’t need him doing the work of the really big men. Next time he could get his nose broken by an accidental(?) elbow. Kyle reminds me of an outfielder who gets hurt running into the wall attempting to catch a fly ball. Everyone applauds the effort, but you can’t help the team while you’re on crutches. Whether Kyle is capable of restraining himself remains to be seen, but he won’t unless Coach makes it plain that sometimes Less is More.
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