Marcus Landry Says He Signed With the Los Angeles Lakers

by August 01, 2013
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Free agent guard Marcus Landry broke the news on his Twitter account that he’d landed with the Lakers, though terms of the deal aren’t yet public. Per the LA Times: “While he hasn’t been signed just yet, the Lakers were happy with his performance in Las Vegas as part of their summer league squad, where he averaged 15.2 points a game while shooting 42.1% from the field and 37.1% from behind the arc. Landry recently said he’s a fan of Mike D’Antoni’s offense. ‘I’ve shown what I’m capable of doing and doing it in a system, that’s a wonderful system,’ said Landry, who briefly played for D’Antoni in New York with the Knicks. ‘It’s proven that the system works, if you stick with it.’ The Lakers need shooting — last season Landry hit 42.8% from behind the arc through 35 games with the D-League’s Reno Bighorns. With 12 players under contract, including the partially-guaranteed deal for rookie forward Elias Harris, the Lakers are also expected to sign draft pick Ryan Kelly (48th). Assuming the Lakers give Landry a camp invite, he’d likely be fighting for the 14th spot — with no guarantee the Lakers keep more than 13 players.”