NBA Trade News: Bucks Sign Free Agent Forward Marcus Landry
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agent forward Marcus Landry. 29-year-old Landry is a former University of Wisconsin player and a Milwaukee native.
The Bucks’ management announced the move on Monday afternoon. Landry played four years for the Badgers after going undrafted after his college career.
Forward Landry’s Career
Marcus Landry featured in 49 games last season for the Spanish club CAI Zaragoza. The forward averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists. Landry also played parts of two more seasons in Spain.
Apart from Spain, Landry had foreign stints in Puerto Rico, China and Venezuela.
Landry’s NBA career started in 2009 with New York Knicks. He also donned Boston Celtics’ colors. Maine Red Claws and Reno Bighorns are the two Development League teams he featured for.
The forward is renowned for his three-point shooting prowess. He was named to the Futures All-Star roster and won the Three-Point Shootout during the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star break. He was twice named in the All-Big Ten second-team selection at Wisconsin.
Younger brother of Carl Landry, who has been a regular in NBA since being the second round draft pick in 2007 NBA draft, Marcus now gets a chance to prove his mettle in NBA once more. Carl Landry is currently with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Bucks will be holding the first five days of their training camp at Madison starting September 29. They’ll also play a pre-season warm up game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 20 at the Kohl Center.