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Marcus Landry tweet suggests he and Lakers nearing agreement

July 31, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Marcus Landry shot 42.8% from three-point range in 35 games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.
Marcus Landry shot 42.8% from three-point range in 35 games for the Reno… (Julie Jacobson / Associated…)

The Lakers still need to add players to their roster and 6-foot-7 Marcus Landry could be next.

On Wednesday, Landry's Twitter account suggested he's already part of the team:

While he hasn't been signed just yet, the Lakers were happy with his performance in Las Vegas as part of their summer league squad, where he averaged 15.2 points a game while shooting 42.1% from the field and 37.1% from behind the arc.

Landry recently told The Times he's a fan of Mike D'Antoni's offense.

"I've shown what I'm capable of doing and doing it in a system, that's a wonderful system," said Landry, who briefly played for D'Antoni in New York with the Knicks. "It's proven that the system works, if you stick with it."

The Lakers need shooting -- last season Landry hit 42.8% from behind the arc through 35 games with the D-League's Reno Bighorns.

With 12 players under contract, including the partially-guaranteed deal for rookie forward Elias Harris, the Lakers are also expected to sign draft pick Ryan Kelly (48th).

Assuming the Lakers give Landry a camp invite, he'd likely be fighting for the 14th spot -- with no guarantee the Lakers keep more than 13 players.

The Lakers can keep a maximum of 15 players but 13 or 14 may be more realistic.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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