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Golden State Warriors Reportedly Pursuing Carl Landry

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 09:  Carl Landry #24 of the New Orleans Hornets takes a shot over Al Harrington #7 of the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on January 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Austin GreenCorrespondent IJuly 12, 2012

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly pursuing free agent Carl Landry, according to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group (via Hoops Rumors).

It's unclear if the Warriors will be able to afford the veteran power forward, who earned $8.5 million with the New Orleans Hornets last season. If Golden State can bring in Landry, though, it will be adding another player to its new and improved frontcourt.

After trading for the often-injured Andrew Bogut last season, the Warriors have made a concerted effort to add size and quality up front. They drafted North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes, Vanderbilt center Festus Ezeli, Michigan State forward Draymond Green and Bosnian center Ognjen Kuzmic.

Now, they are looking to add a proven veteran in Landry. The 28-year-old Landry has played for three teams during the course of his five-year career, averaging 12.1 points and 5.1 rebounds in 24.9 minutes per game during that span.

Last season, he put up 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for New Orleans. He was also very efficient, sinking 50.3 percent of his field goals and 79.9 percent of his free throws. Unfortunately, he was only able to play in 41 games, mainly because he suffered a sprained left MCL in February.

Still, Landry has proven time and time again that he's a quality role player. If the Warriors can bring him in, and if Landry can stay healthy, they will have made one of the more underrated signings of the 2012 offseason.

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