Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 1:50 pm  |  8 responses

Lou Amundson Signs With New Orleans Hornets (UPDATE)

UPDATE: As expected, the Hornets have inked Lou Amundson. The deal is for the remainder of the season. Per the press release: “The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed center Lou Amundson for the remainder of the season and released Henry Sims. Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released. [...] Sims was originally signed on March 3, 2013 and appeared in two contests as a Hornet averaging 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in 2.5 minutes per game.”

According to Lou Amundson, he’s not interested in inking another 10-day deal with the Chicago Bulls. Amundson will instead sign with the New Orleans Hornets, where he expects to get more playing time. Per Fox Sports: “Chicago was prepared to sign me to another 10-day, but I felt I should go somewhere where I can get a better opportunity to play,’ Amundson wrote in a text message. Amundson signed a 10-day deal with the Bulls on March 2. But he played just two minutes in one game while not appearing in four others. The Hornets needed a big body after power forward Jason Smith recently was lost for the season with a shoulder injury.”

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  • patrick

    lou admundson sucks? im not sure i think he deserves to be in the nba?

  • Max

    What’s the point of this?

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Was there no one in the D League that they could have a chance too?

  • LakeShow

    I’m not sure if you know what you think?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    teams wasting money.

  • LakeShow

    Anytime you can sign a poor, destitute, insolvent, derelict, unreliable, less athletic man’s version of Kenneth Faried, you do it!

  • roscoe

    that’s a good question…

    i think a good organization likes to help a young player like ADavis by bringing in different big men… so that they can learn from them.

    i know everyone will say Lou is a joke or something, but even if he gives AD a few pointers or hints on how to play better…

    the investment is worth it & will reap a return in the future… all of this is imo, of couse

  • http://www.facebook.com/harrison.carnaby Harrison Carnaby

    He can hit the boards hard in limited minutes, play solid post defense and score cleanup buckets. as a fill in for Jason Smith he’s not bad. He could give Anthony Davis a few tips on positioning on defense and rebounding. Not a bad signing. If your looking at the D-League maybe they could’ve got a cheaper guy like Jerome Jordan, James Mays, Arinze Onuaku, Samardo Samuels, Brian Butch or Rick Jackson