Blazers, Warriors Interested in Carl Landry
The Portland Trail Blazers will enter the free agency period Sunday night with a little heads up on who’s interested in coming to town.
Last week when Carl Landry opted out of the final year of a two-year, $8 million deal with the Golden State Warriors to become a free agent, he did so knowing he was underpaid and knew the chances of Golden State being in position to pay him what he is worth was slim.
However, he hasn’t closed the door on Golden State, saying returning to the Bay Area is his No. 1 goal and he cannot recall ever being on a team that was so connected.
But he has to be realistic with himself. The Warriors payroll is piled high with guaranteed contracts and they are hoping to be major players in the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.
According to Landry, there are about six teams he believes will pursue his services and the Trail Blazers are expected to be one of them.
“Portland is a team that has been interested for a while and the feeling is mutual,” Landry told CSNNW.com. “Their fans are unbelievable, like the Warrior fans. They sellout every game. They have a good franchise player in L.A. [LaMarcus Aldridge], Damian [Lillard], Wes [Matthews], Nic [Batum] and Meyers Leonard is a good player. Their GM, Neil Olshey, is making all the right moves. They are headed in the right direction.”