The Golden State Warriors made an outstanding move by signing free agent power forward Carl Landry to a two-year deal worth $8 million. He allows the opportunity to rest starter David Lee and is part of a bench unit that got strengthened by the draft, a trade and a re-signing.
Landry had his best season of his career in 2009-2010, where he spent time with the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. He started 29 of 80 games that year and averaged 16.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, on 53.6 percent shooting and 80.6 percent from the free throw line.
Over his career he’s averaged 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, on 53.5 percent shooting and 77.7 percent on free throws in 24.9 minutes per game.
He will be part of a bench unit that includes former teammate Jarrett Jack, Harrison Barnes or Brandon Rush, Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins.
Landry is the type of player that provides energy, scoring and offensive rebounding, can get himself to the free throw line and for a big men hits for a very good percentage and has a good mid-range jumper. The weaknesses for him are that he’s undersized for a power forward and lacks athleticism.
If Barnes wins the starting small forward spot over Rush, Landry will become the primary scorer off the bench. If Rush wins the starting spot, then Barnes will become the primary scorer off the bench. When Mark Jackson decides to play small, he will get the opportunity to play power forward and Lee will move to center.
Expect from Landry 20-24 minutes per game, 12-14 points, 5-6 rebounds, on 53-55 percent shooting and 78-80 percent from the free throw line.
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