High energy forward returns to add scoring punch

December 17, 2011

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have re-signed forward Carl Landry. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Carl was a huge part of our success in making the playoffs last season and we couldnt be more excited to have him back, said Hornets GM Dell Demps. Carl is a high character person that adds a scoring punch to our front court. We look forward to him being a huge part of our organization both on and off the court."

Landry (6-9, 248), averaged 11.8 points on 53 percent shooting and 4.1 rebounds in 26.2 minutes of play over 23 games (10 starts) with the Hornets last season. The Purdue product was acquired by the Hornets in a mid-season trade with the Sacramento Kings for Marcus Thornton on February 23, 2011. Landry started the last 10 regular season games for the Hornets last season, averaging 14.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Prior to the trade, he averaged 11.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 53 games (16 starts) for the Kings in the 2010-11 season.

Originally drafted in the second round (31st overall) by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2007 NBA Draft and then traded on draft night to the Houston Rockets, Landry played two and a half seasons for the Rockets before being dealt to the Rockets midway through the 2009-10 season in a three-team, nine-player deal that sent Kevin Martin to the Rockets. Landrys best season came in 2009-10, when he averaged career-highs of 16.8 points on 54 percent shooting, 5.9 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 30.9 minutes in 80 games (29 starts).

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