Carl Landry Reportedly Agrees to 4-Year Deal With Sacramento Kings
The Sacramento Kings' busy offseason continues with the signing of power forward Carl Landry to a four-year deal.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported the news on Twitter after talking to Landry's agent, outlining how much it's taking Sacramento to bring in the 29-year-old:
Sacramento has reached agreement with free agent Carl Landry, agent Mark Bartelstein says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2013
Carl Landry's deal with the Kings will be four years, $26 million, league source tells Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2013
The move to Sacramento will be a return of sorts for the 6'9", 248-pound big man, who enjoyed the most success of his career as a member of the Kings in 2010 and 2011.
Landry played the 2012-13 season with the Golden State Warriors, where he primarily served as a glue man off the bench and helped out in the wake of David Lee's injury. He averaged 10.8 points and six rebounds per contest last season, playing in 81 regular-season games.
A six-year veteran, Landry played his first three seasons with the Houston Rockets before being traded to Sacramento during the best season of his career in 2009-10.
After averaging 16.1 points per game in 52 games that year with Houston, he was moved to Sacramento in a deal that sent Tracy McGrady and Kevin Martin to the Rockets. He continued his productive season after joining the Kings, putting up 18 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in his 28 games there.
That spike in production didn't lead to having a consistent place to play at, as he was once again traded before the deadline. This time it was to the New Orleans Hornets, where he stayed until the end of the 2011-12 season. Landry would average 12.5 points and 5.2 rebounds that season before signing with Golden State as a free agent.
The Kings hope Landry's return to Sacramento will re-create the success he had there years prior. He started 44 games for them in his tenure there, while only starting 21 games at his other stops.
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