Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — The Knicks chose Landry Fields with the 39th selection in last summer’s NBA Draft, one pick after choosing Syracuse shooting guard Andy Rautins and one before the Indiana Pacers picked Brooklyn native Lance Stephenson.
At the time, the Fields pick triggered a lot of head-scratching, especially from that segment of Knick fans who wanted the hometown favorite Stephenson.
But five months later, Rautins is planted firmly on the end of Mike D’Antoni’s bench and Stephenson has yet to play in an NBA game.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.