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Marcus Landry gained a lot of fans during his time in Las Vegas this month. He led the Lakers’ Summer League team in scoring with 15.2 points per game, and his ability to score the ball impressed onlookers.
Landry, who played for Mike D’Antoni in New York, had high praise for MDA’s system and is hoping for a training camp invite from the Lakers, according to Eric Pincus of the L.A. Times:
“I’ve shown what I’m capable of doing and doing it in a system, that’s a wonderful system,” said Landry after the loss. “It’s proven that the system works, if you stick with it.”
“I took lot of advice from Mike and Dan D’Antoni, them telling me what I need to work on,” Landry said. “You take that and try to apply it to your game.”
The Lakers will carry 13 to 15 players into the regular season and Landry is hoping for at least a training camp invite and a chance to make the team.
“They know I can shoot,” Landry said. “Sometimes the shots are not falling, so you’ve got to do something else. I think I showed I can play defense and I can get to the basket.”
“My versatility is something that will help me out in this league,” Landry said. “I’ll talk to everybody after [summer league] and see where they stand.”
I think Landry will definitely get an invite to camp, it’ll probably just depend on whether he gets a better offer from elsewhere.
He’s still pretty young at 27-years-old and has shown an ability to score from behind the arc and attack the basket, as well as getting out in transition for easy points.
If he does turn up at the Lakers’ camp, he could be competing for one roster spot with other forwards such as Shawne Williams and maybe even Chris Douglas-Roberts.