1. Landry Fields
Fields was a second-round pick in 2010 that instantly jumped into the Knicks rotation. After two years as a role player in New York, he became a restricted free agent. The Raptors were coming off back-to-back seasons with fewer than 25 wins and desperately needed shooting. They signed Fields to a three-year $18.8 million offer sheet, but it quickly turned into one of the worst contracts in franchise history (subscription required).
Fields completely fell apart in Toronto. He opened the season as a starter, but could never find his footing. A mysterious nerve injury that the now-Hawks general manager still deals with ruined his jumper and kept him off the floor. Fields averaged 4.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 20.3 minutes per game during his first season in Toronto, which was his best year.
Fields played a total of 56 games over the next two seasons. He averaged $11,904 per minute played during his three years in Toronto and retired at 26 years old following the 2015 season. It was a disastrous signing that earned Landry Fields the distinction as the worst starter of the Kyle Lowry era, despite making just 33 for the Raptors.
The Toronto Raptors are at a crossroads but hope to return to the glory of the Lowry era and beyond. Can they do it? Stay tuned to find out.