HoopsHype Carl Landry rumors

August 2, 2012 Updates

Warriors GM Bob Myers wouldn't promise a playoff berth in 2012-13, but he thinks they've got a better chance than last year. "I’m not sure we could expect much from the talent that we supplied the coaching staff with last year," Myers said. "But I called Mark (Jackson) and told him after the Carl Landry signing that he has something to work with this year. I don’t think he’s running from that challenge. I think he’s saying, ‘Yeah, we do.’" Sulia

August 1, 2012 Updates

Free-agent forward Anthony Tolliver said Charlotte has emerged as a new suitor for him. “Charlotte reached out for the first time the other day,’’ Tolliver said Wednesday. “They’re really interested… They lost out on Carl Landry (who went to Golden State).’’ Tolliver has interest in the Bobcats. “They could use another veteran to put in there instead of just always throwing in rookies and not knowing what you’re going to get out of them,’’ Tolliver said. Sulia

There was mutual interest between the Golden State Warriors and power forward Carl Landry since the early stages of free agency. Landry, a veteran with five years of experience, entered the week as the top free agent on the market. The Charlotte Bobcats were making a big push to sign him, but in the end the Warriors won his services with a two-year $8 million contract offer. “Golden State was always a place that I had considerations of going to,” Landry said in an exclusive interview with HOOPSWORLD. “I didn’t know how long it was going to take to get the deal done and it finally got done. It’s a good fit. They have absolutely great fans. They have a good coach in Mark Jackson and general manager in Bob Meyers. There are a lot of good things going on there in Oakland.” HoopsWorld

“(Making the playoffs) is all they talked about,” Landry said. “When I talked over the phone and in person with them it was all about making the playoffs. I’m really excited about playing for a team where the fans are going to be behind you 110 percent and making that push for a playoff run. I’m excited and looking forward to the season. “The Warriors haven’t been to the playoffs in 18 or 19 years but maybe one time so it’s been awhile since they went to the playoffs. That’s going to be the goal, to always get into the playoffs. It doesn’t matter what team I’m on. The goal is to get into the playoffs and see how far you can go when you can get there.” HoopsWorld

July 31, 2012 Updates

Brandon Rush will re-sign with the Golden State Warriors, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. Rush received the same deal as Carl Landry, who signed with the Warriors on Monday. The deal is for two years and $8 million, with the second year being a player option. ESPN.com

July 30, 2012 Updates

The Warriors could sign free agent Carl Landry and Brandon Rush in the next few hours. Proof their signing is imminent: Warriors signed rookie Draymond Green, per Yahoo! Sports. GSW were waiting until they signed a PF before inking Green. According to Mark Bartelstein, agent for both Landry and Rush, the two are close to signing. That would likely complete the Warriors offseason activity Sulia

Golden State’s focus is still on landing a back-up power forward, with Carl Landry atop the wishlist. The Warriors are still waiting for Landry to decide. Golden State has a limit on a price it can offer (because the Warriors don’t want to go into luxury tax territory). So the question is whether Landry takes more money elsewhere or accepts what the Warriors have. Warriors management is basically in wait-and-see mode. Contra Costa Times

According to league sources, the Warriors' reported interest in free agent SF Josh Howard is, at the very least, minimal. Golden State's focus is still on landing a back-up power forward, with Carl Landry atop the wishlist. Sulia

July 24, 2012 Updates

Talked to agent Mark Bartelstein, who represents Brandon Rush, Carl Landry and Dominic McGuire -- guys intimately involved with the Warriors completing their roster. Rush "had a great year, he loved playing for the Warriors, the fans treated him great, and Coach (Mark) Jackson treated him great. Everything was real positive," Bartelstein said. "The nature of the business for restricted free agents is that they have to get an offer sheet from somebody else. ... With that being said, if we can work something out long term with the Warriors, we’d be interested in that also.” Sulia

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