Originally written on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Rarely do NBA players return to a franchise where they once played. You can go ahead and break the mold on that analogy as power forward Carl Landry and the Sacramento Kings agreed to a four-year deal Saturday, valued at $26 million, according to the Associated Press. As is the custom, teams have to wait until July 10 to announce any free agent transactions during the NBA’s free agency period. Landry played for the Kings during the 2009-10 season, averaging 18.0 PPG; he also played for the team during the 2010-11 season, averaging 11.9 PPG from the bench. So technically, this is Landry’s third time playing in California’s capital. The 29-year old power forward’s role with the Kings is uncertain; however, I suspect that he will once again come off the bench. Sacramento already have DeMarcus Cousins, Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson and Jason Thompson. Let’s safely assume that Cousins and Hayes are centers, while Patterson is probably a small forward and Thompson is a power forward/center. Landry, with his return to the Kings, will be reunited with newly hired head coach Mike Malone, who was an assistant coach with the Golden State for the past two seasons. If Landry’s role-playing during his career is any indication , he would probably be best suited being the sixth man off the bench, adding some instant offense.
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