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Carl Landry signs 4-year deal with the Kings

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Top Hat returns to Sacramento on a multi-year deal.


The Kings have signed free agent forward Carl Landry to a four-year deal, his agent Mark Bartlestein announced on Saturday. Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski pegged the contract at $26 million over four years.

Landry is, of course, a former King. He arrived in the Kevin Martin trade in 2010 and exited in the Marcus Thornton deal in 2011. He's been a reserve player much of his career, outside of his first 28 games with the Kings. Since leaving Sacramento, he's become a much better rebounder; improvement in this area often comes with age, so let's hope Landry can keep it up going forward.

Landry will turn 30 before the beginning of next season, but his game relies more on skill and effort than athleticism. He made $4 million in an excellent season for the Warriors last year. He has a career average of 17 points and almost 8 rebounds per 36 minutes, shooting 53 percent from the floor.

Top Hat makes roughly the same as Jason Thompson and Chuck Hayes, and with Patrick Patterson also under contract, it'll be interesting to see if Pete D'Alessandro flips one or two of the power forwards. Thompson is the only one of the four who can play center. Some think Kings center DeMarcus Cousins belongs at power forward, too.

Welcome back, Carl.