Hornets introduce Landry

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The Hornets have traded for a player on a mission.

Thursday the club introduced forward Carl Landry to local media. Landry will wear number 24, and will compete with a lot to prove.

Said Landry, " I kinda have a chip on my shoulder. I want to prove to the world that Carl Landry, he can still play."

Landry was acquired from the Kings in a trade that sent guard Marcus Thornton and cash to Sacramento. Landry averaged about 12 minutes and 5 rebounds in over 26 minutes a game this season for the Kings.

Landry acknowledged he's a tough guy. Said Landry, "People always try to find holes in a player. Say I am undersized, not athletic enough. This and that. That is fuel to my fire. He's a second round pick, he won't stay in the league. I play with heart and energy. I think a lot of times, commitment and determination is better than talent."

Landry said his father and grandmother live in Donaldsonville.

The Hornets say they would like to sign Landry to a long term contract. He is a free agent this summer.

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