Sacramento Kings: Carl Landry Signing Grade
By Evan Massey: HoopStuff Contributor, Twitter (@massey_evan)
Contract: 4 years, 27 million
Analysis: Carl Landry came off the bench for the Golden State Warriors and put up very serviceable numbers for a backup big man (10.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG) and is expected to fill a major role for the Sacramento Kings. Landry also started during the postseason, once David Lee went down with his torn hip muscle and played very well and proved that he can start in the NBA.
The Kings have a very crowded front-court situation, with guys like Jason Thompson, Patrick Patterson, Chuck Hayes, and obviously DeMarcus Cousins already on the roster, but they are expected to start Carl Landry at this point in time. One factor for this signing is the impact that Landry could have on the talented young big man, Cousins. Cousin has struggled with attitude problems on and off the court and has a history of getting into arguments with coaches, teammates and management.