Carl Landry's deal with Golden State pays him $8 million for two years, Bartelstein says. Player option on second year.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 30, 2012
As widely reported earlier today, the Golden State Warriors have agreed to terms with free agent forward Carl Landry.
Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld originally reported two weeks ago that Landry was "looking for a multi-year deal" and that's exactly what the Warriors gave him: $8 million for two years.
Although some of us at GSoM have expressed a desire for more of a 4/5 player who could defend both the power forward and center spots, Landry at least adds a measure of certainty in the frontcourt to back up David Lee at the power forward spot and another scoring threat off the bench.
The 6'9" forward scored 12.5 points on 50.3% shooting from the field along with 5.2 rebounds per game last season with the New Orleans Hornets, which makes him primarily an asset as a scorer rather than the defender/rebounder that some of the Warriors' other free agent targets might have been.
The only remaining question for the Warriors now is the also-expected signing of Brandon Rush, but reports from last week indicated that they would not sign Draymond Green until both their free agent signing and Rush were settled so we can expect word of Rush's signing to come next.
For Landry's full career statistics, check out his Basketball-Reference player page. For more on Warriors free agent talk, visit SB Nation Bay Area's Warriors offseason storystream. For more free agent rumors, visit SB Nation's 2012 NBA free agency rumors storystream.