NBA Free Agency: Carl Landry Signs with Sacramento Kings

Feb 22, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) questions the call against the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Golden State Warriors defeats the San Antonio Spurs 107-101 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Carl Landry is returning to Sacramento.

The former member of the Golden State Warriors signed a four-year, $26 million deal with the Sacramento Kings earlier on Saturday.

Landry has opted out of his $4 million player option for next season earlier this offseason.

According to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group, “it was a tough decision because he really wants to stay with Golden State, which is why he waited until the last possible day to decide.”

Landry averaged 10.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in 81 games in his first season with the Warriors, and played a key role coming off the bench. His energy and hustle provided the Warriors with a much-needed spark, and he provided a solid post presence that this franchise has lacked for so many years.

The Warriors got Landry for a bargain during last year’s free agent frenzy, signing him to a $4 million deal. After a superb campaign, his value certainly increased from that amount, as the Kings proved.

Landry previously played 81 games with the Kings from 2009-2011, averaging double figures during that time span.

He certainly seemed excited about rejoining the Kings, tweeting, “Your boy is back!”

The Warriors also lost sixth man Jarrett Jack on Saturday, as he signed a multi-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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