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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Carl Landry
There was a time when second-round draft picks in the NBA held about as much value to some teams as the caps that were given to each player chosen on draft night.
The Golden State Warriors got a double dose of bad news Sunday.
Hornets leading scorer David West has decided to test free agency.
David West is uncertain whether his NBA future lies in New Orleans or elsewhere.
Chris Paul had 33 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets pulled away down the stretch, stunning the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 109-100 victory in their playoff opener Sunday.
Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets hope they can keep opponents guessing about the style they'll play as they try to make a playoff push without top-scoring power forward David West.
Hornets leading scorer David West has a torn left knee ligament and is out for the season, a development that dims New Orleans' playoff prospects.
The Hornets and Kings agreed Wednesday on a trade sending forward Carl Landry to New Orleans in exchange for shooting guard Marcus Thornton and cash.
The Hornets and Kings have verbally agreed to a trade sending forward Carl Landry to New Orleans in exchange for shooting guard Marcus Thornton and cash considerations, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Nick Young scored a career-high 43 points, and Kirk Hinrich had six in overtime as the Washington Wizards survived a last-minute regulation meltdown to beat the Sacramento Kings 136-133 Tuesday night.
"That was definitely a question mark this past summer, not knowing if the team was going to stay, not having an owner," Landry said. "Being a free agent again this summer, the Hornets are a team I've been with the last two years and have grown accustomed to, and with the owner now, that definitely will help with resigning with the team."
Hornets forward Carl Landry, who signed only a one-year deal with New Orleans this season in part because of the ownership situation, said Benson's involvement "definitely will help."