April 28, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) celebrates after a defensive stop against the Denver Nuggets during the second quarter in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency 2013: Sacramento Kings Sign Carl Landry

Well, that certainly came out of the blue.

According to a handful of sources, the Sacramento Kings have signed Carl Landry to a four year, $26 million dollar deal after the two sides agreed upon the contract this afternoon.

Per Yahoo Sports:

Sacramento has reached agreement with free agent Carl Landry, agent Mark Bartelstein says.

The signing will be Landry’s second stop in Sacramento, where he played parts of two seasons during 2010 and 2011.

It’s a relatively solid signing for the Kings considering the average annual salary for Landry, who was looking to cash in from either the Portland Trail Blazers or Los Angeles Clippers earlier this offseason.

The addition of Landry does create a bit of a roster crunch for the power forward heavy Kings though. It’s expected that the Kings, who are in the middle of re-building their roster will shop a combination of Chuck Hayes, Jason Thompson and/or Patrick Patterson to clear time for Landry.

Landry will reunite with Michael Malone, who left the Warriors earlier this offseason to become the head coach of the Sacramento Kings.

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  • Ryan Silva

    The reason this signing makes sense is the relationship between Malone and Landry, and because its recent, like 3 months recent. Some continuity that might make it easier to teach the new system to the old team. Carl is a high IQ, high character guy, much like Hayes, much like Patterson, any more former Rockets available?