According to multiple media reports, the Warriors have signed power forward Carl Landry and are close to re-signing guard Brandon Rush.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reports on Twitter that Landry’s deal is for two years and $8 million, the second year a player option.
The Warriors also agreed to a three-year deal with second-round pick Draymond Green worth $2.6 million.
The Warriors didn’t break the bank with Landy’s contract and I don’t expect them to overspend for Rush (I expect his contract to start between $3 and $4 million annually).
The value of Landry and Rush to the Warriors is the depth they provide to the roster. If Bogut goes down with an injury, Lee can play center and Landry could start at power forward. It’s not ideal because neither player is a good defender, but it’s better than trying to fill that spot with Andris Biedrins, Jeremy Tyler or Festus Ezeli. And Rush was a valuable player last season, for his long-range shooting (he made more than 45 percent of his 3-pointers) and his defense.
Green is a value signing, as he’ll play hard and fills a roster spot on a small salary.