NBA Rumors: Carl Landry signing with Spurs as backup PF for LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee

NBA Rumors: Carl Landry signing with Spurs as backup PF for LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee

Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the San Antonio Spurs, who are reportedly signing free agent Carl Landry to a one-year veteran minimum deal.

The Philadelphia 76ers decided to waive big men Tibor Pleiss and Carl Landry to unclog their crowded frontcourt. The arrival of Dario Saric, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid this summer created a logjam in the Sixers’ frontcourt.

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Recently, the Sixers traded Kendal Marshall to Utah Jazz for Tibor Pleiss, two second-round picks, and cash.  As many people predicted, Pleiss won’t stay long with the Sixers because of his poor performance in the Jazz.

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The Sixers currently have a young frontcourt and there were rumors that they will be trading either Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel. However, waiving Carl Landy might have meant that Okafor will be playing as their starting power forward.

Carl Landry is still a valuable player who plays a solid mid-range game. There are reports saying that the 32-year-old power forward is receiving interest from four NBA teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, and the San Antonio Spurs.

No matter where Landry chooses to play, the Philadelphia 76ers will still pay him $6.4 million next season. Of the four teams, the San Antonio Spurs may look attractive for Carl Landy. As of now, the Spurs have LaMarcus Aldridge and David Lee for the power forward position.

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At 32, there is no doubt that Landry also dreamt of winning an NBA championship title. The Spurs have proven to be a contender every year with the help of veteran coach Gregg Popovich. Carl Landry may have limited minutes behind Lee and Aldridge but if he plays well, his minutes will increase.

The Spurs’ winning culture can be one of the major reasons why Landry will choose to play for them. However, there is no official confirmation if when will be the Spurs sign, Carl Landry. If an agreement will be made, Landry is expected to sign a one-year minimum deal.

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