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Ranking all of Steph’s teammates: #29 — Carl Landry

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A super solid player.

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During his time with the Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry has had 106 teammates who have appeared in at least one game. Some played in exactly one game, while others played in hundreds. Some never actually played in a game that Curry was active for, while others formed historically great partnerships with him.

And I’m ranking all 106 of them before a new season starts and he adds to the tally. Better get a move on.

Players are ranked — and stats are shown — based only on their time as Curry’s teammate. How good/bad they were in other organizations doesn’t matter. How good/bad they were on pre-2009-10 Warriors teams doesn’t matter.


#29 — Carl Landry

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Games: 81 (T-30th out of 106)
Points per game: 10.8 (22nd out of 106)
Rebounds per game: 6.0 (11th out of 106)
Assists per game: 0.8 (T-66th out of 106)

I have funny sentiments when I think of Carl Landry’s time on the Warriors. On the one hand, he was pretty darn good, and really contributed to a 2012-13 Dubs team that was on the up-and-up, far closer to a championship than many of us realized.

On the other hand, his departure represented a positive shift in the Warriors front office. The Dubs, like so many dysfunctional organization, tended to overpay to retain their own players. But they were shifting from dysfunctional to functional, and when Landry had a great season and the Sacramento Kings wanted to offer him a sizable contract, the Warriors let him walk.

I remember being poignantly excited when Landry signed elsewhere. It was a hit to the Warriors to lose him, but it wouldn’t have been a wise financial move to retain him. I wasn’t used to the Warriors making the right moves in those situations.

But for the year Landry was in the Bay Area, he made an impact. He flashed a variety of offensive moves, culminating in a pretty nice 16.8 points per 36 minutes on 60.5% true-shooting percentage. He definitely wasn’t a strong defensive player, but he avoided being a liability on that end of the court, which allowed his offense to shine through.

He was fun to watch, consistent, and a good teammate.

Good Warrior.

With fewer than 30 players left, I’m going to start listing the remaining names in alphabetic order, to help out with determining whether someone is properly ranked. Here they are:

Kelenna Azubuike, Leandro Barbosa, Harrison Barnes, Jordan Bell, Andrew Bogut, Willie Cauley-Stein, Marquese Chriss, DeMarcus Cousins, Kevin Durant, Monta Ellis, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Jarrett Jack, Damion Lee, David Lee, Jeremy Lin, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, Corey Maggette, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Eric Paschall, Nate Robinson, D’Angelo Russell, Klay Thompson, David West, Andrew Wiggins, Dorell Wright

Poll

What do you think of Carl Landry’s ranking?

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  • 30%
    He was better than #29
    (27 votes)
  • 54%
    #29 is about right
    (49 votes)
  • 15%
    He was worse than #29
    (14 votes)
90 votes total Vote Now