Marcus Landry Rumors

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Marcus Landry won many admirers in L.A. for his summer league play with the Lakers and his determined attempt to make their roster in training camp. But after falling just short of sticking in Hollywood, Landry is said to be closing in on relaunching his NBA dream as a member of the Yao Ming-owned Shanghai Sharks in China. Sources abroad told ESPN.com on Saturday that Shanghai, after losing top scorer Von Wafer to an injury, has Landry at the top of its lost of potential replacements.
Another former NBADL player of Musselman’s, Marcus Landry, is in training camp with the Los Angeles Lakers. Landry was a member of Musselman’s extremely talented Reno Bighorns team which consisted of Jeremy Lin, Danny Green, Steve Novak, and Donald Sloan. Landry has a shot at cracking the roster for head coach Mike D’Antoni in L.A. Musselman spoke about the many different attributes which he thinks Landry possesses, ”Marcus has such great versatility. He could play the 3, or 4 in the D-League, and even played the 5. He is a rare player that is a two-way pick-and-roll player, meaning he can handle the ball in the pick-and-roll, and also be a screen setter. Marcus is a great family man, and a real pro. I felt in Reno he was a D-League MVP candidate, and felt like our staff and organization failed in not having him called up.”
The Lakers have 12 players under contract and need to add another player to their roster before training camp starts on Sept. 27. The Lakers are expected to sign Ryan Kelly, who was drafted 48th overall out of Duke. But Kelly is currently rehabbing from foot surgery in April and it’s unclear when he’ll be fully healthy. The Lakers have also invited Marcus Landry to training camp after after leading the team’s summer league in scoring.
While he hasn’t been signed just yet, the Lakers were happy with his performance in Las Vegas as part of their summer league squad, where he averaged 15.2 points a game while shooting 42.1% from the field and 37.1% from behind the arc. Landry recently told The Times he’s a fan of Mike D’Antoni’s offense. “I’ve shown what I’m capable of doing and doing it in a system, that’s a wonderful system,” said Landry, who briefly played for D’Antoni in New York with the Knicks. “It’s proven that the system works, if you stick with it.”
When asked about the possibility of being teammates with his older brother, Marcus Landry doesn’t speak like a long shot to make the Kings’ roster. “It’s going to be great,” Marcus said of playing with his brother, Kings forward Carl Landry. Marcus’ confidence isn’t without merit. Four days into training camp, Marcus has been a standout, according to head coach Paul Westphal. Big brother agrees. “He is playing out of his mind,” Carl said. “I’m not just saying this because he’s my brother, but he’s one of the best guys in camp right now. He’s outplaying me, and that’s saying a lot. I’ve always beat up on little brother growing up because I was the big brother.”
Carl noticed Marcus’ confidence growing in the offseason. He’s confident Marcus will help a team this season. “If he’s not here, I know he’ll be somewhere because he’s playing great basketball,” Carl said. “Even if he goes to the D-League or if somebody else picks him up, he’s going to be a great bonus to somebody’s ballclub.” Carl can relate to Marcus working against the odds by recalling that there were 19 guaranteed contracts in Houston when he was a second round pick in 2007. Landry still made the team. “Ever since I’ve been little, I’ve been trying to do everything better than (Carl),” Marcus said. “He’s at a level now (that) I’m trying to get to and be better than that. He’s just been a great example to me. There’s no other person I can look up to right now but him. He’s never been in trouble. He doesn’t have a bad reputation at all. So just to follow in someone’s footsteps, he’s a great person’s to follow in.”