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Jarrett Jack, Carl Landry unlikely to be back with Warriors

Jarrett Jack WarriorsThough the Golden State Warriors added Andre Iguodala on Friday, they likely lost more than the players they traded to the Utah Jazz.

Marcus Thompson of Bay Area News Group reports that the Warriors had to renounce their rights to Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry because of the four-year, $48 million deal they agreed to with Iguodala.

Landry is a free agent after choosing not to pick up his $4 million player option with the Warriors. He is looking for a multi-year deal.

The Warriors were interested in bringing back Jack, who is an unrestricted free agent, but they are unlikely to be able to afford him. The Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks reportedly have shown interest in Jack, who had a fantastic season for the Warriors last season, averaging 12.9 points and 5.6 assists while shooting 45.2 percent from the field.

Jack seemed to be disappointed about his fate:

The Warriors have a lineup that looks strong, but they will lose some depth without Jack and Landry.

UPDATE: On Saturday, Landry agreed to a four-year deal worth $26-27 with the Sacramento Kings. Less than an hour later, Jack agreed to a 4-year, $25 million deal with the Cavs.

Carl Landry Praises Rick Adelman After Firing by Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets announced on Monday that Rick Adelman would not be back as the team’s head coach after four seasons on the job. The sides mutually agreed to part ways and it’s pretty obvious there was a divergence regarding the way the team should be run. Adelman was discouraged by all the trades management made. From the time he took the job to now, only two players have remained with the team — Luis Scola and Chuck Hayes. That’s a lot different from the team led by Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady Adelman envisioned he’d be coaching when he got the job.

Despite the differences in philosophy, Adelman led Houston to a 193-135 record giving him the highest winning percentage in franchise history. He also helped the organization break its streak of seven consecutive first-round losses in the playoffs. He got a lot out of his players including Hayes and Scola, and he helped Carl Landry become an extremely valuable player.

Matter of fact, Landry who is now with the Hornets, had nothing but praise for Adelman after learning of the firing. “Is it true that the Houston Rockets let Rick Adelman go?” Landry asked on twitter. He followed it up saying “The man wins 50 games every year without T Mac and Yao and you get rid of him? I don’t understand … Thanks coach Adelman on helping me become the player I am today.”

What Landry has become is a strong bench player who can give you 26-27 minutes per game of scoring and energy. In his third year in the league, he emerged as a 16-point-per-game scorer for the Rockets before being traded to Sacramento for Kevin Martin. Landry didn’t appear to have much going for him his first two years in the league, but Adelman surely helped him reach a new level. I don’t know who Houston will hire next, but it will be tough to find someone better than Rick.

Dirk Gets Teeth Stuck in His Elbow Following Collision with Carl Landry

The Mavericks saw their five-game winning streak come to an end at home on Friday night. Even though they were playing a tough team in the Rockets, you figure they still should have won the game. That is until you realize they played most of the contest without star Dirk Nowitzki. Dirk left the game in the second quarter after colliding with Carl Landry on a drive to the hoop. The injuries were a lot worse than how bad the play actually looked. Landry had three teeth knocked out of his mouth, a few of which wound up embedded in Dirk’s skin.

Dirk wound up going to the locker room for X-rays and to have his elbow stitched up. Landry was taken to the hospital ostensibly to have some dental work done. Let’s just hope this collision doesn’t derail either player considering Landry was having a career year and Nowitzki was having one of his best years as well.