HoopsHype Carl Landry rumors

July 2, 2013 Updates

“I don’t know if that matters that much to me, but as far as my grandmother and my mom, for them to stay up and watch games on TV that start at 9 p.m. — or later — Central time, that’s a little tough for them,” Landry said Monday. “Sometimes those West Coast games don’t finish until midnight or 1 a.m. (in the Midwest), especially if it’s an overtime game. That part of it is tough on my family. But my dream always was to play in the NBA, so it really doesn’t matter if it’s the East Coast or the West Coast. I love the game, so I will play in any time zone.” Journal and Courier

While it’s only speculation, Landry would enjoy being an Indiana Pacer. “The Pacers have had interest in me over the last two years,” Landry said. “Could I play there? Yes. Obviously, they are a playoff team and one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. They showed that this year. And for me, Indiana is where it all started. Having a chance to come back and play in Indiana would definitely be something I would think about if they are interested in me. The Pacers are a good team, and if given an opportunity to play for them, I would give it all I have.” Journal and Courier

July 1, 2013 Updates

The Warriors took care of some expected housekeeping to start free agency, contacting free agent point guard Jarrett Jack about his possible return as well as forward Carl Landry. Jack appears to have been pegged as the bigger priority of the two for the Warriors, who are nearing the expected luxury tax threshold of $72 million and thus will be severely limited in their ability to sign both players to market-value deals. USA Today Sports

June 30, 2013 Updates

According to Landry, there are about six teams he believes will pursue his services and the Trail Blazers are expected to be one of them. “Portland is a team that has been interested for a while and the feeling is mutual,” Landry told CSNNW.com. “Their fans are unbelievable, like the Warrior fans. They sellout every game. They have a good franchise player in L.A. [LaMarcus Aldridge], Damian [Lillard], Wes [Matthews], Nic [Batum] and Meyers Leonard is a good player. Their GM, Neil Olshey, is making all the right moves. They are headed in the right direction.” CSNNW.com

“I'm open,” he said. “I'm open to listening to Portland and other teams. That's why I made the decision to opt out, to make sure I made the best decision for me and my family. At this stage in my career, I'm just looking for security. I think I've outplayed my previous contract and now I'm just looking for fair market value. I want a deal that's going to have me with a team for a while. Something over two to three years. If it's in Portland, that would be great.” CSNNW.com

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June 21, 2013 Updates

Warriors forward Carl Landry is leaning toward opting out of the final year of his contract with Golden State and pursuing free agency, according to his agent. "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." CSNBayArea.com

Landry signed a two-year, $8 million contract last summer with the second year as a player option. He has until Wednesday, the day before the NBA Draft, to decide whether to opt in to the remaining $4 million or choose to become a free agent. He is not expected to inform the Warriors until close to the deadline. "(The Warriors) knew it was essentially a one-year deal when he signed," Bartelstein said. "They got him at below market value." CSNBayArea.com

June 19, 2013 Updates

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