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08:07 AM ET 08.19 | Carl Landry might be able to help where Portland would need him. The lack of frontcourt help has often been the [Trail Blazers'] Achilles tendon. Look no further as [Landry] -- who happens to be one of the top free agents this offseason expresses his interest in playing for the Blazers next season. "I think I can fit in with Portland," Landry told SLAMonline. "They're in need of a big post presence down low. I'm not taking anything away from (Greg) Oden and (Marcus) Camby. I just know what I can provide. The Blazers are a good team and I know I can help." This free-agent class lacks the big names that last year's crop produced, but there are a load of serviceable pieces that could turn out to be an X-factor for a title-contending team.

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August 19, 2011  09:17 AM ET
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He's alright, hes a bench player that can spot start for a little while if neededAll portland needs is some freakin good luck for a changeWhat they've accomplisjed with all those injuries is actually remarkable

^+1 - Got to feel that team is cursed or something.

August 19, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Money always talks, Bro.

August 19, 2011  11:52 AM ET

He can come in off the bench and give you points in the paint. His best season was with Houston (bu that was 2 years ago) and that was because he was getting to the line and converting 90%.

Leon Powe was a nice role player in BOS when healthy...that's where I see Landry's ceiling.

August 19, 2011  11:53 AM ET
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Carl Landry + career 11ppg/5rpg/0.5bpg = "BIG POST PRESENCE DOWN LOW"?We are definitely in a recession folks..smh

And he is the best free agent? Man I don't blame Melo for willing his way to get a trade done. He would have had to deal with this bullcrap... Can the season start already....

August 19, 2011  01:11 PM ET

He is too small for a center, but can't question his heart and willingness to tough it out.
I would have him on my team any day (for a reasonable price of-course!)

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August 19, 2011  10:39 PM ET

Well we (kings) had him he did nothing.he played with hornets did nothing now he wants to play for blazers?he is not all that,just a bench player.he needs a pay check,that is all he needs.

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August 20, 2011  10:23 AM ET
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As a backup to Aldridge?Sure he'd fit in.

Basically. That's all he is. He got heart but he's nothing more than a hustle guy overachieving at a position he isn't built for.

August 20, 2011  11:02 AM ET
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Carl Landry + career 11ppg/5rpg/0.5bpg = "BIG POST PRESENCE DOWN LOW"?We are definitely in a recession folks..smh

The Spurs should get him, those numbers are better than what Duncan will do the next few years.

August 20, 2011  12:58 PM ET

Would be a good fit. Can come off the bench. Do the dirty work. Doesn't care about individual stats. He has also always played well against the Blazers so it would be good to have him on our side.

August 20, 2011  06:42 PM ET
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Carl Landry + career 11ppg/5rpg/0.5bpg = "BIG POST PRESENCE DOWN LOW"?We are definitely in a recession folks..smh

Carl Landry, when given the minutes is a very productive player. In Houston, when Yao was hurt, he averaged 16ppg and 7rpg. When he was traded to Sac. He averaged 17ppg and 6rpg. He was lost in a rebuilding situation in Sac. When David West went down, Carl stepped up and averaged 15ppg. In the right place, he can and will be very productive.

August 21, 2011  11:31 AM ET
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stupid remark...not only because Duncan averaged 14/10 on 28 mpg this season but he is only playing at most 2 more seasons.

That was a stupid remark, Landry will average MORE than Duncan the next couple years.

August 21, 2011  11:07 PM ET
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stupid remark...not only because Duncan averaged 14/10 on 28 mpg this season but he is only playing at most 2 more seasons.

BTW, gotta congratulate you on your prediction that Duncan 'is a lock' to average 20-10 last year! Well done. Basketball insight like that is what has made you the legend on these boards that you are.

 
August 21, 2011  11:11 PM ET
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stupid remark...not only because Duncan averaged 14/10 on 28 mpg this season but he is only playing at most 2 more seasons.

Nice the way you rounded up his stats, too. He averaged 13.4 points, NOT 14, and 8.9 rebounds, NOT 10! Can you say 'Homer'?

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