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Carl Landry leaning toward opting out with Warriors, agent says

Jun 21, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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The head vs. heart decisions are the toughest.

Carl Landry’s head says he will make more than $4 million on the open market and he can get the security of a multi-year deal if he opts out o the last year of his deal with Golden State.

His heart says he had the most fun of his career playing last season in Golden State and would like to return. Free agency could land him anywhere.

But he’s leaning toward opting out, his agent told Kyle Bonagura at

“He’s worth a lot more than the contract he has and the direction (we’re moving) toward is him opting out,” said his agent, Mark Bartelstein. “Things can change, but that’s where it’s leaning.”

Landry averaged 10.8 points a game on 54 percent shooting with 6 rebounds a game off the bench for Golden State last season. He did it efficiently, with a PER of 17.4 (above the league average). Then with David Lee down in the playoffs his role grew and he responded with an even higher level of play (PER of 21.6).

If Landry opts out he could well still re-sign with Golden State, they want him back. As always, it’s a question of money.

“The plan is we’ll look at everything with Carl,” Bartelstein said. “He loved playing for the Warriors. He called it ‘the most fun he’s ever had in the NBA’ so we’ll see look at everything.”

  1. bayrich - Jun 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    Thanks for everything Carl flexxxxx welcome to the bay iggy!!!

    • 4thquartermagic - Jun 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      Iguodala does make sense for GS.
      Defensive minded guy who hates taking shots. Perfect fit.

      Hope it don’t happen tho lol.

    • anhdazman - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:59 AM

      Why in the world would GSW want Iguodala? He just turned down a 1 year 15 million dollar contract from Denver. GSW will in no way shape or form pay even a 1/3 of that to sign Iguodala. GSW is at the salary cap limit already. Furthermore, Barnes is the starting SF. Rush will be wanting minutes coming back from his knee injury. Green will also have some SF minutes. When GSW goes with a Curry\Jack\Thompson lineup, Thompson is playing some SF.
      So absolutely no to that scenario.
      BTW, you want defense, Barnes in his 2nd year will probably be a better defender at the SF. Green has proven to be a solid SF defender in his rookie year so with a year’s experience, he’s just going to improve and get better.
      Iguodala has started his decline, now it’s a matter of what foolish team will be over paying for his service. He should be getting anything more than a 8-9 million a year contract at 3 or 4 years max.

  2. cfutch - Jun 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM

    If we sign Iggy it will take away from the Development of Harrison Barnes. We need another Power forward

  3. saint1997 - Jun 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Ahh c’mon Carl stay! You, Rush and Landry made the best combo off the pine!!

  4. andiroid71 - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Man, if you can’t make a decent living off $4 million when you get everything supplied for you. And stay on a team that is on the up and up, having fun while your at it. It just turns into greed.

    • danielcp0303 - Jun 22, 2013 at 2:29 AM

      Has nothing to do with making a “decent living”. Most people would take the job that offered more money, especially when we’re talking about millions more. Also, there are these things called taxes. Just because his salary is 4 million, doesn’t mean he’s seeing all of that. He’s probably seeing less than half of that, considering more than half his games are played in California.

  5. anhdazman - Jun 22, 2013 at 3:04 AM

    Would really like to keep Landry, but with the salary cap limitation for GSW and being unable to move Jefferson or Biedrins, it’s highly unlikely that GSW will be able to keep him.
    Once again, Lee will be GSW only post up scoring option. GSW will be losing a very effective low post scorer and an experienced veteran coming off the bench.
    That means Barnes and Green will be playing some PF minutes. Jefferson will also have some minutes at the PF spot.
    I think realistically, there’s less than a 20% chance of Landry resigning. He could probably get a multi year deal averaging 5-6 million a year. At least a 3-4 year deal.

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