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UPDATE: According to Mark Medina, Landry’s contract with the Lakers is a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum of $788,000. The contract is non-guaranteed, Medina adds.
The Los Angeles Lakers have officially signed Marcus Landry, according to press release posted on the team’s website:
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Marcus Landry, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released.
Landry, a 6-7 forward out of Wisconsin, has spent time over the past three years with the Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League and internationally with teams in Spain, China, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. During his two seasons (2010-11 and 2012-13) with the Bighorns, Landry played in 84 games (83 starts) averaging 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 36.0 minutes.
This move has seemingly been in the works for some time; ever since Landry impressed in Las Vegas with the Lakers’ Summer League team – where the forward averaged 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while shooting 37% from three – the 27-year-old has been linked to the purple and gold. Hopefully the signing will see the betting odds at bookmakers like bwin turning in the Lakers favour from now on.
Landry hinted at a potential deal earlier in the day when he sent out a tweet thanking Jesus:
Thank you JESUS!!!!!!!!!! Your so good— marcus landry (@Mlandry11) September 16, 2013
The Lakers now have 16 players on the roster; they must trim that number to 15 by opening night. Their second-round draft pick, Ryan Kelly, is yet to be signed.