Although the former Purdue star said opting out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors was the most difficult decision he’s ever had to make from a business standpoint, it was something he knew he had to do.
Consideribly underpaid as a member of the Warriors, Landry hasn’t hidden his desire to return to the Bay but he’s also realistic about his chances which aren’t that high given the Warriors already elevated payroll.
Landry told Comcast Sports Northwest that he expects up to six teams to make an effort to sign him in free agency, one of them being the Portland Trail Blazers:
“Portland is a team that has been interested for a while and the feeling is mutual,” Landry told CSNNW.com. “Their fans are unbelievable, like the Warrior fans. They sell out every game. They have a good franchise player in L.A. [LaMarcus Aldridge], Damian [Lillard], Wes [Matthews], Nic [Batum] and Meyers Leonard is a good player. Their GM, Neil Olshey, is making all the right moves. They are headed in the right direction.”
Portland has long coveted Landry as they made him a contract offer in 2011, but he eventually turned it down for a bigger deal with the New Orleans Hornets.