Bobcats Extend Offer Sheet to Carl Landry
September 24, 2008
Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins announced today that the team has extended an offer sheet to restricted free agent Carl Landry. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed.
In accordance with the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, Landry’s current team, the Houston Rockets, will have seven days to decide whether to match the offer.
“Landry is an emerging NBA talent, as evidenced by his play over the final 42 regular-season games and into the Rockets first-round playoff appearance,” Higgins said. “His ability to play both the power forward and center position will complement our post play.”
In his rookie season with Houston, Landry (6-9, 248 pounds) averaged 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 42 games. He also shot .616 (135-219) from the field and was named All-Rookie Second Team. He scored a career-high 22 points at Indiana on Feb. 1 and tied his career high with 11 rebounds at New Orleans on Feb. 22. Landry also recorded his first career double-double, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds against Minnesota on Jan. 11. He appeared in six playoff games with the Rockets last season and averaged 5.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 17.7 minutes.
Originally drafted by Seattle in the second round (31st overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft, Houston obtained his draft rights in exchange for a future second-round selection and cash considerations on June 28, 2007.
Landry finished his collegiate career at Purdue after playing his first two seasons at Vincennes University. In 64 career games for the Boilermakers, he averaged 18.4 points and 7.1 rebounds. As a senior he was named First-Team All-Big Ten by the league’s coaches.
YEAH BABY!! Finally we are making the moves necessary to be in the playoff hunt. Landry is a very good post player and will add fuel to Sean Mays fire to return in heathy form. I like the move by the bobcats front office. Lets hope Houston can afford to let him go. Or cant afford to match the offer sheet.... GO Bobcats!!!!
Hi Bobcats, Carl Landry would be a great pick, he had a huge rookie season with the Rockets, he is a very productive and very intelligent young player, he always does the right things, he has a sixth sense and a very high basketball IQ, may he don`t have the big numbers, but he is very solid and very mature for his young age,he played in his rookie season like a guy who he already had some years, he would be a great piece besides Gerald Wallace, Emeka Okafor and Raymond Felton, don`t sleep on this guy, try to get him
hey i know carl real well he went to vincnnes university which is where im from charlotte would b a good fit for him because he wil get more time and show everybody what he is made of and what he can do he is a great coaches player he will giv you 150 % all the time he is divin across the floor doing anything for the team he is a great all around player
It's about time! I love this move, this is what has been missing in Charlotte, another big to match Okafor's tenacity inside. Besides, Larry Brown will love him. If they sign him, I'm slotting him in as a starter and putting him on my fantasy roster.
YES! Thanks front office! Hopefully we get him in here asap so he can get working with our guys...Training Camp is coming soon!
I think that this would be a great pick up for the Bobcats. Adding some depth on the bench is a positive. I think that he would have a good teacher in Okafor. Hope that we can get him.
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