Saturday, November 23, 2013
China emerges as option for Marcus Landry
By Marc Stein
Marcus Landry won many admirers in L.A. for his summer league play with the Lakers and his determined attempt to make their roster in training camp.
But after falling just short of sticking in Hollywood, Landry is said to be closing in on relaunching his NBA dream as a member of the Yao Ming-owned Shanghai Sharks in China.
Sources abroad told ESPN.com on Saturday that Shanghai, after losing top scorer Von Wafer to an injury, has Landry at the top of its lost of potential replacements.
After shooting nearly 43 percent from 3-point range in the D-League last season with the Reno Bighorns, Landry was the Lakers' last cut out of camp, losing out on the 15th and final spot on Mike D'Antoni's roster to Elias Harris.
Landry, younger brother of Kings forward Carl Landry, has had brief stints in the NBA with the Knicks and Celtics and has also played for the Sharks before in addition to his time in the D-League.