Warriors sign free-agent forward Carl Landry

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

ESPN.com and Yahoo Sports report that the Warriors have signed free agent Carl Landry, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein. The deal is reportedly for two years with at $4 million per year and a player option for the second year.

The Warriors had previously shown interest in the veteran forward, and the Dubs reportedly had "focused" on signing the big man to back up David Lee.

Landry averaged 18 points and 8 rebounds per 36 minutes last season for the Hornets, playing 24 minutes a game in 41 games. His true rebound percentage is low for a big man at 12.8 percent and that's where he struggles the most. But he's a versatile inside scorer and a hard worker defensively, able to guard bigger opponents and rotate well.

Behind David Lee, he completes a suddenly very solid second line for the Warriors, with Jarret Jack, Richard Jefferson, and rookies Festus Ezili and Draymond Green. It's a solid mix of youth and veterans and with the injuries the Warriors suffered through last year, getting depth can be considered crucial.

Either way, the Warriors get tougher and for this kind of deal in a bench role, Landry's a terrific signing.

 
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