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.