Fields named to All-Star Rookie team

February, 1, 2011
The dream story of the "Most Surprising Rookie," Landry Fields, continues. From starting for the Knicks from day one to winning two straight Rookie of the Month honors (November and December), the 39th pick in the 2010 draft will now be heading to All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Fields was selected by the league's assistant coaches to the Rookie team who will be taking on the Sophomores in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge on Friday, February 18th at 9 p.m. EST.

The Rookie team, which features Amare Stoudemire as an assistant coach, also includes:

Eric Bledsoe -- Clippers guard
DeMarcus Cousins -- Kings center
Derrick Favors -- Nets forward
Blake Griffin -- Clippers forward
Wesley Johnson -- Timberwolves guard
Greg Monroe -- Pistons center
Gary Neal -- Spurs guard
John Wall -- Wizards guard

The Sophomore team includes:

DeJuan Blair -- Spurs center
DeMar DeRozan -- Raptors guard
Stephen Curry -- Warriors guard
Tyreke Evans -- Kings guard
Taj Gibson -- Bulls forward
Jrue Holiday -- 76ers guard
Serge Ibaka -- Thunder forward-center
Brandon Jennings -- Bucks guard
Wesley Matthews -- Trail Blazers guard

Fields' 7.1 rebounds per game leads all guards in the NBA, and if it wasn't for LeBron James' 7.2 mark, he'd also be leading all small forwards in the entire league. Fields is also near the top of the list in field goal shooting. His 52.3 percent mark ranks third among all guards in the league, just a shade under Steve Nash (52.8) and Tony Parker (52.4). Among rookies in scoring, he's fourth at 10.1 points per game, after Griffin (22.8), Wall (15.0) and Cousins (13.5).

Now that Stoudemire and Fields are booked on a cross-country flight, will Raymond Felton be next? The All-Star reserves will be announced on Thursday, and his offensive numbers put him right behind All-Star starter Derrick Rose.

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