Landry averaged 11 points and six rebounds last season as a key sixth man for the Golden State Warriors, at a 17-and-nine per-36 minutes pace. He logged a 17.5 PER that only dropped late in the season and had been one of the highest for a bench player for most of the season. The Warriors knew they had to lose Landry in free agency, which in part lead to their deal to make room for Andre Iguodala on Friday.
Landry joins a crowded frontcourt in Sacramento, alongside DeMarcus Cousins, Jason Thompson, Patrick Patterson, and Chuck Hayes. So you have to think that least one of those players will be moved to make room for Landry and his at-least $6.5 million per year averaged deal. Landry's a productive offensive player who can defend a little but can also be exploited in certain sets and struggles on the rebounding end, though he ticked those numbers up last season.
Not a bad pickup for the Kings, but they need to make room for some wing depth at this point or they're going to drown in bigs.
I love reading this. First Monta Ellis said he liked Mike Malone and now Carl Landry. I will admit that its a positive sign that Carl Landry moves from GSW after we hire Malone. I also like Landry, I just wonder if we overpaid for him. I am also concerned that we are paying him until the age of 34. However its nice to see we are getting some good character players.
Dave Mason @DeuceMason about 6 minutes ago
Landry raved about Malone in an interview with @JasonRoss1140. Called Malone one of the best coaches he's ever played for.
With Thompson, Cousins, Hayes, Landry, and Patterson I can't imagine the Kings keeping 3 undersized PF'S (Pattersn/Hayes/Landry) on the team. I think either Hayes or Patterson will be traded. Because of Thompsons height and rebounding ability I think he is safe.
please remind me why? lol hopefully they have some master plan behind all of this
Originally Posted by TheHighLife
This does not make sense.
I am not excited about this signing even though I like Landry as a rotation player coming off the bench. I think Carl Landry value is closer to 5 million a season, but you can't try and make sense of anything at this point because management appears to be making a major overhaul to the team. This is not going to be the final product. Before the season starts we will probably be seeing a lot of new players coming in and a lot of players going out. We can better judge this team when its over.
I think it's safe to say this team is gonna look a lot different when pda is done making his moves. Nobody is off limits. Maybe making the other bigs expendable will make it easier to package a trade offer for a sf.