Rockets match Bobcats' offer sheet, keep Landry Print
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Thursday, 25 September 2008 11:08
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 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -The Rockets matched the Bobcats' three-year, $9 million offer sheet for restricted free-agent Carl Landry on Thursday, keeping the forward in Houston.
The Rockets took less than 24 hours to make the move, leaving Charlotte still searching for frontcourt depth before the start of training camp next week.
``We obviously thought it was a good opportunity to get the guy,'' Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said. ``But it's part of the business.''
The 6-foot-9 Landry had been unable to reach terms with Houston since free agency began this summer. His agent threatened that Landry could sign with an overseas team as the two sides haggled over money.
The Bobcats stepped in with an offer Wednesday. But even with decent depth up front, Houston decided to keep Landry, who can play power forward and center.
Houston acquired the second-round pick in a draft-night trade with Seattle last year. Landry averaged 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 42 games.
s center Yao Ming was lost to injury. He scored 22 points in a game at Indiana and was voted to the all-rookie second team.
Landry's potential intrigued the Bobcats, who are looking to get help for last season's starters at power forward and center, Emeka Okafor and Nazr Mohammed.
``We'll continue to look for ways to improve, that never changes,'' Higgins said.
Some help could come from injury-riddled forward Sean May. Higgins said May should be close to full strength when new coach Larry Brown opens training camp. May missed all of last season after undergoing microfracture knee surgery.
``Sean is working out and is starting to look comfortable out there,'' Higgins said. ``He'll be ready to start on Tuesday.''
 

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