Kings to Trade Carl Landry

by February 23, 2011

The deal should be finalized today, sending Landry to New Orleans in exchange for Marcus Thorton, David Andersen, and cash considerations. From the Sac Bee: “Carl Landry expects to change ZIP codes within 48 hours, leaving Sacramento, where he’s been for a year, and heading to New Orleans … The anticipated departure of the well-liked Landry wasn’t even available as an excuse for the loss [to the Miami Heat] because only coach Paul Westphal was aware that trade conversations had intensified. After the game, the players watched as a cluster of reporters crowded around Landry, who seemed a bit curious himself, seeking details about his next destination. He had heard previously about possibilities in Portland, Oklahoma City and Houston. And he heard New Orleans, which reportedly will swap shooting guard Marcus Thornton. ‘In the back of my head, you never know,’ Landry said. ‘You think about it. I’ve been through it before, been with other players who have been through it before.'”