Currently holding a player option worth $4 million dollars, Carl Landry is in control of his own destiny when it comes to playing for the Golden State Warriors next season.
Landry, who signed with the Warriors last offseason, has not hid his love of playing in the Bay but has also openly expressed his desire to get paid. Unfortunately, staying with the Warriors and getting paid isn’t going to be easy.
With a team salary that should be approaching the $70+ million mark once Richard Jefferson, Brandon Rush and Andris Biedrins exercise their player options and with impending free agent Jarrett Jack also needing a new contract, it’s tough to see how the Warriors can afford Landry.
Landry knows this and is saying the decision to opt-out or to stay for another season is the toughest decision of his career:
Landry has one year left on his contract, paying him $4 million. But he has an option to skip the last year and become a free agent. Time is ticking on him to decide and he said he is feeling the pressure.
He called it the hardest decision of his career.
Thankfully for the Warriors, Landry made sure to point out that he took less money to come to Golden State last year, compared to other offers on the table and wasn’t so quick to dismiss the idea that he could exercise the option. Still, that apparently isn’t making the decision to do so any easier.