Landry (coach's decision) didn't get off the bench in Wednesday's 96-87 win over the Magic. Landry had played only seven and four minutes, respectively, in the Sixers' previous two games, so the fact that he didn't play Wednesday isn't anything out of the blue. The veteran forward looks to be behind Jahlil Okafor, Nerlens Noel, Richaun Holmes, and Jerami Grant in the team's frontcourt rotation.
Landry drew a surprise start Wednesday in place of Nerlens Noel who was experiencing a case of mild nausea, Molly French of CSN Philadelphia reports. This was certainly a surprise, as every media source confirmed Noel as the starter. However, he left the court literally seconds before tip-off to head to the locker room. Landry drew the start in his place, but Noel did return to the game after a couple minutes.
Landry collected 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 FT), four rebounds, an assist and a pair of steals over 16 minutes in Saturday's 130-99 loss to the Clippers. After sitting due to coach's decision over the Sixers' last two contests, the nine-year veteran returned with an efficient performance over limited time. Landry's effort was the third time in the four games since his return that he's posted double-digit scoring, with the sole exception being an eight-minute apperance against the Jazz last Monday. While Philadelphia has a crowded frontcourt that includes Nerlens Noel, Jerami Grant and Richaun Holmes, Landry's productivity and veteran savvy figure to continue helping him carve out some modest playing time.
Landry played only eight minutes while starting at power forward in Monday's 95-91 loss to the Jazz. He finished with no points (0-3 FG) and no rebounds. Landry was set to face a 20-minute restriction heading into Monday's contest, but he didn't even see half of that amount of playing time after struggling to make an impact early in the game. It's expected that Landry will head back to a reserve role Wednesday against the Kings, as Jahlil Okafor (knee) is expected to rejoin the starting five after sitting out the previous two contests.
Landry will draw the start Monday in Utah, Keith Pompey of the Philly Daily News reports. Landry made his season debut off the bench Dec. 23, and played 13 minutes. He then played 23 minutes off the bench his next outing. The 76ers must be pleased with his progress, as he is already in their starting lineup. Expect him to still be on somewhat of a minute restriction, but this is a good sign for his current status with the team.
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