Agent: Carl Landry Leaning Toward Opting Out

The Warriors have already seen three players facing possible free agency opt in for 2013/14, either by way of exercising a player option (Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush) or waiving an early termination option (Andris Biedrins). One option decision still remains though, as Carl Landry weighs whether or not to exercise his $4MM player option. According to agent Mark Bartelstein, he and his client are leaning toward turning down the option, making Landry an unrestricted free agent.

"He's worth a lot more than the contract he has and the direction (we're moving) toward is him opting out," Bartelstein told Kyle Bonagura of "Things can change, but that's where it's leaning."

As Bonagura notes in his piece, both Landry's camp and the Warriors recognized that the deal the forward signed last summer was likely to end up being just a one-year pact. Warriors GM Bob Myers acknowledged that he and the team "didn't think we'd get Landry on the number that we did."

Even if he does opt out, that doesn't mean Landry can't or won't re-sign with the Warriors, as he expressed a desire earlier in the season to remain in Golden State long-term. However, as I outlined in my preview of the Warriors' offseason, the team won't have a lot of cap flexibility to bring back free agents like Landry or Jarrett Jack, so it may require some creativity to re-sign Landry at a fair price.

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