April 09, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) gestures after scoring a basket against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Golden State Warriors' Carl Landry Expected to Opt Out, Become Free Agent

Carl Landry had an outstanding season for the Golden State Warriors in 2012-2013, so he will be taking full advantage of that to make as much money as possible.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, all signs are pointing to Landry opting out of his player option for next season, making him a free agent. A decision is expected to be announced in the coming days, possibly as soon as Tuesday.

Landry averaged 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in 81 games in his first season with the Warriors, and played a key role coming off the bench. His energy and hustle provided the Warriors with a much-needed spark, and he provided a solid post presence that this franchise has lacked for so many years.

The Warriors got Landry for a bargain during last year’s free agent frenzy, signing him to a $4 million deal. If he were to opt in for next season, he would make $4 million once again, and it is believed that his value is much higher than that amount.

“He’s worth a lot more than the contract he has and the direction (we’re moving) toward is him opting out,” his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told CSN Bay Area. “Things can change, but that’s where it’s leaning.”

If he opts out, watch for the Toronto Raptors to swoop in and offer him a contract.

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