Carl Landry returns for the Sacramento Kings

Carl Landry works on rehabbing himself to health pregame against the Houston Rockets. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)

An NBA source has confirmed to Cowbell Kingdom that veteran forward Carl Landry will be in uniform for the Sacramento Kings tonight when they take on the Thunder in Oklahoma City.  Landry tore his left hip flexor during training camp, an injury that required surgery and a 3-4 month recovery period.  He has been practicing with the team for the last few weeks, but last we heard, he was still a few weeks away from returning.

Landry signed a four-year, $26 million deal with Sacramento this summer, becoming the first free agent signed by the Kings new regime.  He spent last season with the Golden State Warriors and coach Michael Malone, averaging 10.8 points and six rebounds in 23.2 minutes per game.

According to our source, Landry is available to play, but there is no word if he will actually take the floor for Sacramento tonight.



About: James Ham

James Ham provides coverage through news analysis and in-depth interviews with Kings players and staff. James is also one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary "Small Market, Big Heart". James graduated UC Davis with a degree in history and is happily married with two children.