— Marcus Thompson (@gswscribe) June 26, 2013
Carl Landry opting out of his contract with the Golden State Warriors probably shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone - the surprise would've been him choosing not to do so.
Marcus Thompson notes in his article that this doesn't eliminate the possibility that Landry could re-join the Warriors.
Landry said his free agent status does not rule out a return to Golden State. But the Warriors, over the cap and headed toward luxury tax status, may not have the money to keep Landry – especially if he gets a lucrative offer somewhere else.
The reality: NBA players don't turn down more lucrative contracts often, making it unlikely that the Warriors will be able to afford bringing him back.
For more on Landry's value as a free agent, visit our previous post looking at where he compares to other free agent posts.