October 6, 2010
Often playing centre at Wisconsin, Marcus [Landry] is reinventing himself as a three point shooting small forward at the NBA level, decently athletic and with adequate defense. He played for both the Knicks and the Celtics last season in this role, surviving most of the season on an NBA roster. However, the prognosis for such players is about a one or two year career. Bill Walker's been lucky to have signed a four year contract; however, other players of a similar ilk (Demetris Nichols, Rob Kurz, Kaniel Dickens, Marcus Vinicius) have never gotten beyond the two year mark. This of course does not dictate that it is over for Landry, or even that it will be soon; it does, however, suggest that he needs a new string to his bow.
May 28, 2010
- Marcus Vinicius
Former Hornets forward Vinicius went back to his native Brazil for a couple of years after falling out of the NBA, and last year ranked second in the NBB with a 22.8ppg scoring average. This year, he's returned to the big time and played for Sigma Montegranaro in Serie A, for whom he has averaged 11.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game (numbers which would be better had Vinicius not gone scoreless in three straight games to end the season). Vinicius has shot 60-152 from two point range, and 61-152 from three point range; if you were not aware of his style of play before now, then those stats are a good indication.
Vinicius averaged 13 points and 3 rebounds in Montegranaro's first round playoff series against A.J. Milano (and his wife Alyssa), but his team were swept anyway.