Carl Landry

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Carl Landry
Carl Landry - Kings.jpg
Landry's first stint with the Kings
No. 24 – Sacramento Kings
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1983-09-19) September 19, 1983 (age 31)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school Harold S. Vincent
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
College Vincennes (2002–2004)
Purdue (2004–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Seattle SuperSonics
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
20072010 Houston Rockets
20102011 Sacramento Kings
20112012 New Orleans Hornets
2012–2013 Golden State Warriors
2013–present Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards

Carl Christopher Landry (born September 19, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA. The 6'9", all-conference power forward played collegiate basketball for the Purdue Boilermakers from 2004 to 2007. He is the older brother of Marcus Landry.

High school career[edit]

Surprisingly for a future NBA player, Landry didn't garner any accolades as a high school player because he barely played at all. Landry was cut from his freshman team. He barely made the Harold S. Vincent High School JV team as a sophomore and didn’t see much playing time on varsity as a junior or senior.[1]

College career[edit]

Vincennes[edit]

2002–2004[edit]

Carl Landry started his college career during the 2002–2003 season at Vincennes University, a junior college located in Vincennes, Indiana where the likes of Shawn Marion and Bob McAdoo also played. He averaged 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds, but missed half the season due to a broken hand. As a Sophomore during the 2003–2004 season he led the Trailblazers, averaging 19.6 points, 8.9 rebounds,and 2.3 blocks a game. He was named a First-Team Junior College All-American and the All-Region MVP.

Purdue[edit]

2004–2005[edit]

Landry transferred to Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana for his Junior year and the 2004–2005 season, where he led the conference with 18.2 ppg and led the Boilers with 7.1 rpg. He shot 61.8 percent from the field and averaged 30.3 mpg while playing under head coach Gene Keady. Carl's best game of the season came against Michigan State, where he scored a season high 31 points while shooting 11–12 from the floor. On the season, he scored in double figures 22 times and recorded 6 double doubles. He was named Second Team All Big Ten by conference coaches and media after missing the season's final three games to an ACL injury in his right knee.

2005–2006[edit]

After recovering from a leg injury the prior season, Carl returned to play his senior season under first-year head coach, Matt Painter. He recorded a career-high 35 points in the second game of the season against South Alabama. He re-injured his knee three games later against Evansville. Carl then decided to sit out the rest of the season and earn a medical redshirt to be eligible for the 2006–07 season. After missing three games his junior season and only playing in five his senior season, Landry's absence on the court, along with teammate, David Teague, left Purdue struggling with just 16 wins in the two seasons.

2006–2007[edit]

As a redshirt senior, Carl Landry led the Boilermakers in both rebounds and points. He began the season with three consecutive Big Ten Player of the Week honors, becoming the only player in Big Ten Conference history to do so. Landry was also one of only two players in the league to rank in the top five for both points and rebounds. Averaging 18.9 points per game, he ranked in the conference's top three with Alando Tucker of Wisconsin and Adam Haluska of Iowa. On March 10, 2007, Landry scored 24 points and made 9 of 16 shots going against Ohio State's Greg Oden in the Big Ten Tournament. He led the Boilermakers to the 2007 NCAA Tournament, where he scored 18 points with 4 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds in his last game as a Boilermaker against the eventual champions, Florida, in the second round. Scoring in double figures in 33 of 34 games his senior season, he was awarded First-Team All-Big Ten honors.

College notes[edit]

Carl Landry finished his career as a Boilermaker averaging 18.4 points and 7.1 rebounds a game in three seasons. He currently holds the school's second highest career field goal percentage with 60.2 accuracy, only behind Steve Scheffler's NCAA record of 68.5 percent.

NBA career[edit]

Houston Rockets[edit]

Carl Landry playing for the Houston Rockets

2007–2008[edit]

On June 28, 2007, Landry was drafted as the 31st overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics with the 1st pick in the 2nd round. His agent helped with his trade to the Houston Rockets for a future second round pick. Landry sat out 33 of the first 36 regular season games of his rookie season. Later in the season he got quality playing time and stepped up for the Rockets with a 63 FG%, while helping fill in for injured NBA All Star teammate, Yao Ming. He became a key role player for the Rockets' 22 game winning streak, the third longest (however it was the second longest at the time) in NBA history. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

2008 Playoffs[edit]

On April 24, 2008, Landry lost a tooth in game 3 of the 2008 NBA Playoffs against the Utah Jazz. In that same game, he made a last second clutch game-winning block on Deron Williams to seal the much needed win for the Rockets, 94–92.[2]

2008–2009[edit]

Following his rookie season, Landry became a restricted free agent. However, his contract negotiations with Houston Rockets showed little progress. On September 24, 2008, he signed an offer sheet extended by the Charlotte Bobcats reportedly worth $9 million for 3 years (Third year being a team option).[3] One day later, Rockets matched the offer.[4] Landry would stay to play his second NBA season with the Rockets. On November 26, 2008, teammate Tracy McGrady sat out of a game against the Indiana Pacers. Landry came off the bench and put up 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double. Another career game for Landry during the 2008–09 season came on January 3, 2009 against the New Jersey Nets, where he led the team in scoring with 18 points by making 5 of 5 shots from the floor and going 8 for 8 at the line. Being the team's sixth man and averaging over 21 minutes a game, he averaged over 9 points and 5 rebounds a game during the regular season, while leading the Rockets with a 57.4 field goal percentage.

Shooting Incident[edit]

On March 17, 2009 at 4:00 am Carl Landry was involved in an incident in Houston, Texas when his car was struck by a vehicle that swerved to hit him. They both collided a second time as they made U-turns. As Landry exited his vehicle to assess the damage, he was shot in the leg and the suspects fled the scene. His injury was superficial.[5] On March 30, Landry returned to practice involvement and played in his first game on April 7, less than three weeks after the shooting.[6]

2009 Playoffs[edit]

On May 7, 2009, Carl Landry scored a career playoff high of 21 points against the Los Angeles Lakers in game 2 of the 2009 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals. He shot 7 of 9 from the floor and grabbed a team high 10 rebounds. Landry scored only 4 points in 22 minutes, shooting 2 of 10 from the field in his last game. He averaged 3.9 rebounds and 7.5 points a game while leading the Rockets shooting 55.7 percent from the field in 13 games during the 2009 Playoffs against the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

2009–2010[edit]

In his third season with the Rockets, Landry received significant minutes with the absence of center Yao Ming, who sat out while recovering from an injury. On December 18, 2009, Carl Landry lost 3 teeth in a collision with Dirk Nowitzki while attempting to force a charge in a game on the road against the Dallas Mavericks. Fragments of his teeth were injected into Dirk's elbow. In the following game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Carl tied a then career high, scoring 27 points. He scored a new career high 31 points against the Phoenix Suns in a loss. Landry received his first career start in a road game against the Miami Heat. In the 52 games in which he appeared in for the Rockets on the season, he averaged 16.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1 block, and shot 83.9 percent from the line.

Sacramento Kings[edit]

2010[edit]

On February 18, 2010, Landry was traded to the Sacramento Kings in a three-team deal that also moved Tracy McGrady to the Knicks and Kevin Martin to the Rockets.[7] The fourth Purdue alum to play for the Kings, he debuted in a starting role. In his first game against his former Rockets, on the road, on March 3, 2010, he scored a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds in a win. He wrapped up his third NBA season starting in each of the 28 games in which he appeared in with the Kings. During that stretch he averaged 18 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal per game, but did not appear in the playoffs for the first time in his career.

On April 14, 2010, the Kings exercised the team option on Landry's contract for 2010–11.[8]

New Orleans Hornets[edit]

2011[edit]

On February 23, 2011, Landry was traded to the New Orleans Hornets for Marcus Thornton and cash considerations.[9] On Sunday, April 17, 2011, Landry scored 17 points in a 109–100 win over the Lakers in game 1 of the 2011 NBA playoffs.

On December 17, 2011, Landry re-signed with the Hornets on a one year, $9 million contract.[10]

Golden State Warriors[edit]

On August 1, 2012, Landry signed with the Golden State Warriors.[11]

Return to the Sacramento Kings[edit]

On July 15, 2013, Landry signed a multi-year deal with the Sacramento Kings.[12] He missed the first 3 months of the 2013–14 season after hip surgery.[13]

On March 8, 2014, it was announced that Landry had suffered a meniscus tear in his right knee that required surgery, forcing him to miss the rest of the season. In 18 games (one start) this season, he averaged 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game.[14]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 Houston 42 0 16.9 .616 .000 .661 4.9 .5 .4 .2 8.1
2008–09 Houston 69 0 21.3 .574 .333 .813 5.0 .6 .4 .4 9.2
2009–10 Houston 52 1 27.2 .547 .000 .839 5.5 .8 .5 .9 16.1
2009–10 Sacramento 28 28 37.6 .520 .333 .741 6.5 .9 1.0 .6 18.0
2010–11 Sacramento 53 16 26.5 .492 .000 .721 4.8 .9 .6 .4 11.9
2010–11 New Orleans 23 10 26.2 .527 .000 .795 4.1 .6 .4 .5 11.8
2011–12 New Orleans 41 8 24.4 .503 .000 .799 5.2 .9 .3 .3 12.5
2012–13 Golden State 81 2 23.2 .540 .333 .817 6.0 .8 .4 .4 10.8
2013–14 Sacramento 18 1 12.9 .517 .000 .824 3.2 .3 .2 .1 4.2
Career 407 66 24 .536 .176 .785 5.2 .7 .5 .4 11.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Houston 6 0 17.7 .423 .000 .750 4.7 .0 1.2 .5 5.7
2009 Houston 13 0 18.5 .557 .000 .576 3.9 .2 .3 .4 7.5
2011 New Orleans 6 6 35.5 .456 .000 .917 5.0 1.0 .7 .5 15.8
2013 Golden State 12 3 20.5 .520 .000 .731 5.2 1.4 .6 .2 11.8
Career 37 9 21.8 .504 .000 .745 4.6 .7 .6 .4 9.9

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