Hornets sign Foote to 10-day deal

Forward Jeff Foote was signed to a 10-day contract on Friday by

the New Orleans Hornets, who have been dealing with a series of

injuries that have depleted their roster.

Foote, a 7-footer who can also play center, averaged 14.8

points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 29 games with the

Springfield Armor of the NBA Developmental League.

Foote bolsters the Hornets’ front-court depth at a time when New

Orleans is missing center Emeka Okafor (sore left knee) and forward

Carl Landry (left knee sprain).