Monday, September 16, 2013

Lakers officially sign free-agent forward Marcus Landry

The Lakers signed free-agent forward Marcus Landry to a contract Monday.

Landry was a standout on the Lakers' summer league squad in Las Vegas, averaging 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds a game.

While a deal wasn't signed until Monday, Landry and the Lakers had reached a tentative, unbinding agreement on a "make-good" contract in late July.  The 27-year old, 6-foot-7 forward tweeted his intentions almost two months ago.

Landry will make $788,873 for the season, if he makes the team.

The Lakers now have 15 players on the roster, the maximum allowed for the regular season.  The team is expected to bring 16 to 20 players to training camp, including second-round draft pick Ryan Kelly (48th overall).

Landry previously played for Coach Mike D'Antoni in New York for the Knicks during the 2009-10 season.

Training camp should be competitive, with other players fighting to make the team, including Elias Harris, Shawne Williams and Xavier Henry.  Landry's salary is non-guaranteed.

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