Carl Landry, Hornets agree to deal

Updated: December 15, 2011, 2:29 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The New Orleans Hornets and power forward Carl Landry have agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal.

With the NBA intent on maintaining as much financial flexibility as possible before selling the Hornets, Landry was offered a bigger number on a one-year basis and took it.

Landry's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told The Associated Press that Landry agreed to only a one-year deal because of the Hornets' "uncertain ownership situation."

Landry was eager to keep playing for Hornets coach ...

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