It's not the way the Sacramento Kings were hoping to start the season. The team announcing today that forward Carl Landry will miss 3-4 months after tearing his left hip flexor. A surgery to repair the injury is scheduled for tomorrow in Philadelphia.
A six-year NBA veteran in his second stint with the Kings, Landry is averaging 11.9 point and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Kings pre-season continues tonight at Sleep Train Arena against the Los Angeles Clippers. The regular season begins at home against the Denver Nuggets on October 30.
Kings.com 1 on 1 with Carl Landry from July
Also, with the clock ticking down on Sleep Train Arena, that doesn't mean the Kings are ignoring their current home. The team has instituted a number of fixes and improvments as they get ready to tip the 20-13 NBA season tonight.
This includes nearly a hundred new access places for wi-fi users. Cell phone service in the arena is also improved as the cell system has been upgraded. Those pesky pot holes in the parking lot are now filled. Plus, a new roof has been added to the structure, so no more leaky roofs when it rains.
Most of all the Kings want fans to know they've added more locally sourced "Farm to Fork" dining options and locally crafted beers for thirsty fans. Go Kings!
Highlights from the Kings most recent preseason game vs. the Lakers