Keep Landry Fields?

May, 12, 2012
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According to our Take 'Em/Trash 'Em poll, that's what you guys want to do.

Of the more than 13,000 votes, 52 percent are in favor of holding on to Fields, who will be a free-agent this summer.

Fields has said that he'd like to stay, too.

Chris Trotman/Getty ImagesWill Landry Fields and Amare Stoudemire be Knicks next season? Stay tuned.


The Knicks hold his Early Bird rights, so they will be able to match any offer another team makes to the second-year shooting guard. But after Fields' up-and-down season, it's unclear how far the Knicks will go to retain him.

The 23-year-old has been largely inconsistent since Carmelo Anthony came to town. Fields' scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage was down this season. He hit 39 percent of his 3-point attempts last year, compared to just 25 percent this year, though his attempts were cut in half.

The Knicks face an interesting situation at shooting guard this summer. J.R. Smith likely won't be back and they'll probably be without Iman Shumpert for at least the first month of the season as he tries to rehab his torn left ACL.

So New York will need someone to fill the void.

By the slimmest of margins, you guys think Fields should be the guy.

Here's another interesting result:

Most of you would like to see Amare Stoudemire back next season. Of the more than 13,000 votes, 57 percent say that Stoudemire should be in a Knicks uniform in the fall.

Stoudemire is coming off one of his poorest seasons in terms of scoring and field goal percentage. He faced conditioning issues resulting from an offseason back injury. He also dealt with the death of his brother and a late-season back injury.

Throughout the season, there were rumors that the Knicks had talked to teams about dealing him -- though they were never substantiated. Stoudemire has more than $60 million left on his deal and has a contract that is uninsured due to a history of knee ailments.

So he probably isn't going anywhere. And a majority of you think that's a good thing.

To see the rest of the results or vote again, click here.

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Carmelo Anthony
PTS AST STL MIN
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OTHER LEADERS
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AssistsR. Felton 5.6
StealsC. Anthony 1.2
BlocksA. Bargnani 1.2

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