Purdue's Landry headed to Houston

Carl Landry spent a long, frustrating day in airports Thursday. By the end of it, he wasn't complaining one bit. Read more
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Rex

Houston, TX

#21 Jun 29, 2007
Boilergeo wrote:
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Rex:
Concentrate on getting Mr. Luck up to West Lafayette. Do that and we'll pony up for your Rockets tix!
I'll do what I can.
Pete

La Mirada, CA

#22 Jun 29, 2007
Houston did a good job acquiring Landry, I think he'll fit in well with the team. It was disappointing to see Houston lose in the first round this year. Hopefully their new Purdue pick can contribute and help the team out with his back to the basket skills and his attitude towards the game of basketball.
IU Guy

Chicago, IL

#23 Jun 29, 2007
RRanney1 wrote:
Congrats Carl!
Too bad it couldn't have been just one pick earlier (to ensure a guaranteed contract and generally then a guaranteed spot on the roster), but I'm sure he'll be a fine player for the Rockets even if his role changes to more of a complementary player.
If there aren't some serious roster moves made to the Pacers lineup, it is looking like I'll be watching more Rockets games than Pacers games next season.
I always liked Landry. He plays solid and agressive, typical Keady guy.

He has a good chance to be a decent pro....even if it doesn't happen right away. Many guys his size need to bulk-up and figure out they need a 20 footer to see much of the court. In 5 years he could be a regular/starter. Carl has skill, and I wish him luck.

Glad we won't have to deal with him anymore ;) Go IU!
Robert

United States

#24 Jun 29, 2007
this is a great player at a cheap price he will work out great in houston and if that fail i am sure the pacers would take him
Go Horse

Milwaukee, WI

#25 Jun 29, 2007
Robert wrote:
this is a great player at a cheap price he will work out great in houston and if that fail i am sure the pacers would take him
There's no way he could play for the Pacers. You can pronounce his last name, you don't have to wait five years to have him join your team, and he's never shot anyone before. He just wouldn't fit in with the Pacers. He has talent, so he doesn't fit the Larry Bird style of basketball. I think it's great that both IU and Purdue and getting back to the point where we can argue about them again. I think it's great for the state. Not as good for the state as Jamal Tinsley...uh...never mind, Tinsley sucks. Bird needs to go. Congrats Carl, you earned it.
Rik Smits

Seattle, WA

#26 Jun 29, 2007
As a Boiler fan, transplanted in the Seattle area, I was really looking forward to watch Carl play. Good luck!
Mighty Igor

Wappingers Falls, NY

#27 Jun 30, 2007
Is this dude Landry really that good? I've never seen him play, is he an impact player - somebody who can compete for minutes and contribute & help the Rockets right away? What NBA player does Landry's game most resemble?
oldschool76

Fort Wayne, IN

#28 Jun 30, 2007
..he does enough of the little things that will pay dividends in the NBA..easy to dislike this guy..only because he donned black and gold..but he is a ball player..and its good to see him off IU's schedule next year..
Tai

United States

#29 Jun 30, 2007
Congrats to Carl Landry for his hard work. He has helped Purdue get back on the national map (NCAA tourney) and we hope he has a great career in Houston. If he was playing for Seattle, he would not have too many minutes behind Durant and Green.
AMD

Bowling Green, KY

#30 Jul 1, 2007
I think the Rockets got a steal with this pick. He fills an immediate need for them very well. Plus as much as TMac and Yao get double teamed, carl could find himself getting a lot of easy lay-ups or jump shots.
And I agree with RRanney1...if the Pacers don't do somethin, then I'm definitely watchin more Rockets games.
Boilers in Seattle

Seattle, WA

#31 Jul 1, 2007
I was all set to buy a short season ticket plan once Landry was selected by Seattle, but its a good thing I waited. It would have been nice, since more and more recent Purdue grads have been moving out here. Houston has a lack of power forwards, so he should be able to contribute. And, no I will not go and see the girls play to see whats her name. I have the 2009 Purdue football game at Oregon already in my calender! Go Boilers.
Audriana Miller

Milwaukee, WI

#32 Jul 27, 2007
Congrats Carl!!! I wish you the best of luck and Faith Temple will miss you...
Dude

Indianapolis, IN

#33 Jul 28, 2007
Mighty Igor wrote:
Is this dude Landry really that good? I've never seen him play, is he an impact player - somebody who can compete for minutes and contribute & help the Rockets right away? What NBA player does Landry's game most resemble?
He probably won't be an NBA superstar, but he certainly should be a solid player for many years. Hate to compare him to an IU guy, but I could see him having a very similar career to what Alan Henderson had... long time contributor with solid play for 25 minutes a game. I think he fell into a pretty good spot with Houston (as Alan did with Atlanta). He fills a needed role with the team he landed on. Can't wait to watch and see what happens...
bexcelant

United States

#34 Dec 2, 2007
I will be happy if Landry just ever see's the light of day on the basketball court. He's the last man on the roster. Inactive
D_Smith

Houston, TX

#35 May 5, 2008
Congrats on making it to the playoffs and getting playing time.

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