Landry Can Solidify Any Roster

It took Carl Landry six seasons in the league, but he appears to finally have found a home.

By signing a four-year $26 million deal to return Sacramento, the 29-year-old no longer has to be a basketball nomad.

A solid rebounder and potent scorer, Landry is a viable bench performer for any fantasy team.

Since being selected with first pick int he second round of the 2007 NBA Draft, Landry has made just 65 starts in 389 career appearances, but no matter what is written on the front of his jersey, the 6-foot-9 forward has made an impact.

Landry was drafted by Seattle, dealt to Houston that night, has since been dealt to the Kings, Hornets, signed a free agent deal with Golden State and now finds himself back in Sacramento.

During each stop, Landry has been asked to alter his role and has found a way to thrive, simply because of his desire to sacrifice himself each night.

In Houston, he was asked to fill in for an injured Yao Ming, during his first stint with the he was asked to be a dominant low post scorer, and responded by averaging 18 points per game, last season with the Warriors, he served as the rugged veteran off the bench.

Carl Landry has averaged 11.6 points per game while shoointg 53.6 percent from the field during his six-year career in the NBA.

The primary asset Landry brings to any team is offensive rebounding, as he has averaged 2.1 per game during his career.

Landry posted nine games with a double figure rebound total and collected five or more offensive rebounds on 10 occasions.

By crashing the boards for offensive rebounds, Lanrdy has been able to set up easy scoring opportunities for himself.

For his career, the former Purdue standout is shooting 53.6 percent from the field.

Last season, he shot 50 percent or better from the field in 52 of his 81 appearances.

Landry shot 60 percent at the rim and excelled as a mid-range shooter, specifically from the left side of the floor.

Throughout his career, Landry has been able to find a way on the court.

The Kings seemingly have a logjam at the power forward position, with Jason Thompson, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes but Landry is familiar with new coach Mike Malone’s system, as he worked with him last year in Golden State.

Only 11 percent of Yahoo! fantasy leagues are drafting Landry and for owners looking for a skilled player with their final selection, he has proven to be a solid choice.

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About Brendan Galella

Brendan Galella founded Shatter the Glass to make the NBA even more accessible to basketball fans. Composing player rankings, team evaluations and intriguing observations, he hopes to turn every reader into a dedicated and educated basketball follower.

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