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Raptors lose Landry Fields for three weeks following wrist surgery

Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Landry Fields #2 of the Toronto Raptors in action against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on January 15, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The Nets defeated the Raptors 113-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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The Raptors signing of Landry Fields was another swing-and-a-miss by the previous regime. The Raptors are paying him $6.5 million this season and next, while the jack-of-all-trades player has fallen out of the rotation, with Terrence Ross starting and just returned from injury veteran John Salmons taking up the bench minutes.

Which is why this news isn’t really that devastating to the team.

Fields will be out for three weeks after he “underwent a minor surgical procedure yesterday to address the ulnar nerve release on his right wrist,” the team announced Wednesday.

Injuries have been part Fields’ problem in Toronto — remember he had elbow surgery to help deal with pain from that same nerve.

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Fields has played a total of nine minutes in the Raptors last five games combined, and he is 0-of-2 from the field in that stretch. On the season he has averaged 2.4 points and 2.2 assists a game in the 23 games he’s gotten into, averaging just less than 12 minutes a night in those contests.

He can start basketball activities again in three weeks but there will not be much of a rush for him to return to the lineup as long as everyone else stays healthy.