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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Kings Injury Update: Carl Landry participates in full practice for the first time since tearing meniscus


By on 9/28/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Sacramento Kings opened training camp coming off a 28-win season and fourth place finish in the Pacific Division. Although having a middle of the pack offense ranked 17th in scoring, the defense was porous, giving up an average of 103.4 points per game. There was good news on the first day of camp, as Carl Landry participated in practice for the first time since tearing his meniscus.


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As reported by Steven Wilson of MLB.com, Landry had a season-ending injury in February after he tore is meniscus.  The seventh-year veteran participated in practice as camp opened, much to the pleasure of coach
Michael Malone.
"I think in the back of his mind he wasn’t sure – ‘Can I get through a whole practice?’ I’m not ready to say he’s 100-percent, but he’s getting really close. For him to go through a 2.5 hour contact practice and not have to sit out is a good sign."
Landry was brought over to the Kings last year, along with Rudy Gay and Reggie Evans. The Kings hope the veterans can help a young roster that have seven players 24 years of age or under.

Landry averaged just 4.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 18 games last season. The veteran has played for the Rockets, Kings, Pelicans, Warriors and Kings and has a career average of 11.5 points and 5.2 rebounds in 407 games.




 
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