Breaking Down What Marcus Landry Will Bring to Lakers in Mike D’Antoni’s Offense

Los Angeles Lakers fans, rejoice. There's a Landry on the roster now. 

Unfortunately, it isn't Carl Landry, the Sacramento Kings forward, but rather Marcus Landry, his younger brother. The Landry who hasn't played in an NBA contest since the 2009-10 season. 

According to the Lakers' Twitter feed, Marcus is officially on board. 

The Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina has a little more information for us, explaining that the contract is a one-year, non-guaranteed deal for the veteran's minimum.

As reported by the official site of the Lakers, Landry has spent the last three seasons suiting up for a laundry list of teams. He's played professional ball in Spain, China, Venezuela and Puerto Rico, and he's also bounced between the Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns in the NBA D-League. 

He found the most success with the Bighorns: averaging 16.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game over the course of 84 appearances. But now it's time to take it up a notch. 

He's trying to make an NBA roster, and the Lakers are giving him a chance. Fortunately, there are a few skills that he brings to the team, especially while playing a part in the famed Mike D'Antoni offense. 


First, Let's Temper the Expectations

Before anyone gets too excited, let's remember that Landry isn't actually guaranteed to play for the Lakers. 

His contract literally isn't guaranteed, and he might not even be part of the active 12-man roster. In order to make that cut, he'll have to exceed the expectations rather significantly during training camp. 

Landry can capably play either small forward (his primary position) or an undersized power forward, and L.A. already has multiple players at both of those spots in the lineup. Nick Young, Wes Johnson and Shawne W...

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