The Warriors weren’t shy in their plans before this season: they needed an inside scoring presence to complement David Lee. The Warriors lack of an interior presence (even with Lee) was a major concern for Mark Jackson, and the addition of Carl Landry has been an ideal fit for a multitude of reasons. Landry officially signed his two-year, $8 million deal (second year being a player option) on August 1st and has since provided the scoring presence this team sought from the second unit — 10.6 PPG, 6 RPG in 23 MIN this season — along with toughness and a keen veteran presence. In his first season with the Warriors, Landry has cemented himself as a key contributor to a playoff team. Landry was kind enough to spend some time with me after practice this past Friday to talk about his first season with the team, Mark Jackson, the history behind his flexing celebration and much more.
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