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Sources: Kings Forward Carl Landry to Be Traded to Hornets for Marcus Thornton

Feb 22, 2011 – 11:02 PM
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Sam Amick

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Carl LandryThe Sacramento Kings and New Orleans Hornets have agreed to a trade that will send Kings forward Carl Landry to the Hornets in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton and cash considerations, two sources told FanHouse.

The trade is expected to be finalized on Wednesday morning.

After coming to the Kings from Houston in the trade that sent shooting guard Kevin Martin to the Rockets a year ago, Landry was eager to be placed with a more competitive team after seeing his role minimized this season. He will get that chance with the Hornets, where he'll most likely back up forward David West.

Landry averaged nearly 12 points and five rebounds per game so far this season in Sacramento. Thornton is putting up just under eight points and three rebounds per game.

Landry is in the final year of a contract that pays him $3 million this season. He sat out his first game of the season Tuesday night in a 117-97 loss to the Miami Heat. Hornets forward David Andersen was originally in the discussions, according to sources, but New Orleans is expected to use a trade exception to make the salaries match instead.

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