Warriors Sign Carl Landry

August 1 2012 at 7:04pm CST By Zach Links

WEDNESDAY, 7:04pm: The team announced the signing on its website, making the move official.

MONDAY, 5:30pm: Agent Mark Bartelstein has announced that Carl Landry is set to sign with Golden State, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Twitter).  The forward will receive a two-year deal worth $8MM with a player option in the second season, Stein tweets.

Landry has been the Warriors' top target in recent weeks and was widely considered to be the top player still available on the open market.  The 28-year-old averaged 12.5 PPG with 5.2 RPG per contest last season for the Hornets.  The Bobcats were also in the mix for Landry and were said to be exploring a sign-and-trade for his services, but those talks didn't get very far.

Golden State is also said to be eyeing another Bartelstein client in restricted free agent Brandon Rush.  However, SI's Zach Lowe notes that the Warriors will have a hard time signing both players without surpassing the luxury tax threshold.

After finishing the 2011/12 season with a 23-43 record, the Warriors have made a noticeable effort to shake things up this summer.  So far, General Manager Bob Myers has added six new players to the roster in Jarrett Jack, Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli, Draymond Green, Kent Bazemore, and Landry, with more possibly on the way.

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