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 is the senior editor of Cowbell Kingdom, providing extensive Kings coverage through news analysis, in-depth interviews with players and staff and daily coverage of breaking news since 2010. Along with providing original content for the site, including the Cowbell Kingdom Podcast and his weekly Sunday Musings column, James also contributes to and is one of the producers behind the award-winning, independent documentary film "Small Market, Big Heart".