The Bucks have signed Milwaukee native and free agent forward Marcus Landry, the team announced Monday afternoon.
Landry, 29, played at Milwaukee Vincent high school before completing four years of college basketball at Wisconsin. As a high school senior, Landry helped take Vincent to the Division I state title game after averaging 16.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and shooting 59 percent from the field that year. During his last season under Bo Ryan, Landry started all 33 games for the Badgers and led the team in scoring with 12.7 points per contest. The 6-foot-8 wing became the 33rd player in Wisconsin history to reach the 1,000-point mark and finished 25th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,114 points.
The brother of 76ers forward Carl Landry, Marcus spent last season overseas in Spain, where he averaged 10.0 points, and 3.4 rebounds for CAI Zaragoza. His last stop in the NBA was with the Celtics and Knicks during the 2009-10 season in which he played just 18 total games. He also had a short stop with the Lakers last fall before being waived, and is a career 40.5% three point shooter in the D-League.
The odds of Landry sticking around once the regular season hits aren't in his favor, however, especially given the Bucks' recent signing of Chris Copeland. Milwaukee's 15 guaranteed contracts plus the non-guaranteed deal of Jorge Gutierrez would seem to make Landry a longshot to last past training camp, but he'll have a chance to make his case just as Copeland did three years ago in New York. Roster numbers aside, Landry's ability to stretch the floor while playing either forward spot fill a need for the Bucks on paper, particularly given the uncertainty over Jabari Parker's return and the offseason departure of stretch four Ersan Ilyasova.