Hornets’ Carl Landry out 3-4 weeks with knee injury

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In a season with few bright spots in New Orleans, Carl Landry has been something solid off the bench for them.

Or was, he will be out three to for weeks with an MCL sprain, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. He got it against the Pistons when he and Jason Maxiell banged knees.

I’d say this would be a blow to the Hornets, but it’s not like they can get much worse. Landry was averaging 11.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in a sixth man role. This will open up some minutes along the front line that could go to the recently returned Chris Kaman.

If Landry can come back and look modestly healthy before the March 15 trade deadline, look for there to be interest in him. He signed a one-year, $9 million with the Hornets once the lockout ended.