Does everyone remember who Marcus Landry is? I didn’t think so. In case you didn’t, Landry was the throw-in player included in the Nate-for-Eddie swap. He played one game for the Celtics, scoring 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 0 blocks and 0 steals. As you can see, his Celtics career was very productive.
Landry spent most of his time as a Celtics employee playing for the Maine Red Claws, averaging 11 points and 4 rebounds for the C’s NBA D-League affiliate.
He was then cut by the Celtics, in a move that took him by surprise. Not the move, exactly, but the cold nature with which it was executed.
“Anybody would have been disappointed,” Landry said after playing for the Knicks summer league team. “It was a situation that wasn’t explained to me. I can understand it’s a business, but the way it was handled was unprofessional. Personally, I had no reason given to me why it was done. Every time I step on the court I think about that. It’s something that goes through my mind a lot.”
Listen, I understand Landry’s desire of an explanation. If I got fired, I’d want to know why too. But after averaging only 11 points and 4 rebounds in the D-League, did he really need it spelled out for him? Marcus, if you read this blog, you are about to find out the reason you were waived:
You just aren’t very good. It’s that easy. Sorry you had to hear it from me first.