Over the summer, forward Carl Landry signed with the Warriors on a two-year, $8MM deal that grants him a player option for the 2013/14 season. While Landry can put his toe in the free agent waters this summer, he told Lang Greene of HoopsWorld that he would like to sign a long-term deal with Golden State.
“Golden State has been more than good to me so far and that’s an understatement,” Landry said. “I’m really excited to be here. I signed a two-year deal and hopefully I can be here for a very long time…I think every player wants some type of security. I’ve been fortunate enough to be in the league for six years and I’m very blessed to have an opportunity to do so."
As Greene notes, Landry has made just 63 starts over the course of his career despite being a starting-caliber forward. For his career, Landry has averaged 12.2 PPG and 5.3 RPG on 54% shooting from the floor. On a Per 36 minute basis, Landry has even stronger career averages of 17.6 PPG and 7.6 RPG.
Landry may look to be a starter – and get paid like one – in his next deal. If he looks to make that happen this summer, he may have a hard time finding the deal he seeks from the Warriors. Golden State already has $75MM in commitments for next season, likely placing them in luxury tax territory.