Bobcats offer Landry
Restricted free-agent Carl Landry was offered a three-year, $9M contract by the Charlotte Bobcats yesterday. The Rockets get one week to match the Bobcats' offer. As Jonathan Feigen writes, the Rockets' concern regarding Landry is less the potential luxury tax ramifications and more related to Landry's right knee. Landry was a very pleasant surprise last season, emerging not so coincidentally as a valuable role player during the Rockets' record 22 game winning streak. Landry's efficiency ratings were pretty good last year, and he provided athleticism around the rim that has been sorely lacking for years and is not going to be provided by Yao, Scola, Mutombo or Hayes.