Carl Landry Likely To Opt Out Of Contract With Golden State Warriors, Become Free Agent

Apr 26, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Carl Landry (7) reacts after making a three point basket against the Denver Nuggets in the third quarter during game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 110-108. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

A few weeks ago, Golden State Warriors forward Carl Landry said deciding whether or not to opt out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors would be the toughest decision he’s ever made, at least from a professional stand point.

Tough or not, it appears Landry has made his choice.

According to CSN Bay Area, the former Purdue talent is expected to opt out of his contract with the Warriors in the next few days:

Warriors forward Carl Landry is leaning toward opting out of the final year of his contract with Golden State and pursuing free agency, according to his agent.

“He’s worth a lot more than the contract he has and the direction (we’re moving) toward is him opting out,” said his agent, Mark Bartelstein. “Things can change, but that’s where it’s leaning.”

Landry signed a two year, $8 million dollar contract with the Warriors last offseason but with so many teams gearing up for runs at Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, it’s expected second and third tier free agents will be able to cash in and Landry is hoping to secure a long term deal worth more than a $4 million dollar annual salary.

Topics: Carl Landry, Golden State Warriors

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  • Jon Ramos

    Landry is a wonderful play and was great during the year and playoffs. He gave the Warriors some muscle down near the basket. I would really like the Warriors to keep him, maybe they could back load a little of the contract. Historically he plays about half the game, and plays good solid defense. I don’t know if he could ever be a starter for any team. The most time he ever played during his five plus years is 37 minutes a game. Overall his average is 24-26 miles a game. If the Warriors were going to offer him a contract I could see around 24 million spread over 4 years. Down the road the Warriors will have Barns and Thompson that are also important players. Hopefully he would be receptive to staying, he has been in some other cities where the environment wasn’t good.

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