"It's not up to me. It's up to the organization to say that they want to match that ridiculous contract." - Carmelo Anthony about Jeremy Lin

 
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31  -  Hilton Armstrong - PF/C, 6'11, 235
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       Date of birth: 11/23/1984
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 12th pick, 2006
     Out of: Connecticut
  NBA Experience: 5 years
  Hand: Right

When: Where:
2002 - 2006 Connecticut (NCAA)
June 2006 - January 2010 New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
January 2010 - February 2010 Sacramento Kings (NBA)
February 2010 - April 2010 Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2010 - February 2011 Washington Wizards (NBA)
February 2011 - June 2011 Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
June 2011 - June 2012 ASVEL Villerbanne (France)
August 2012 - December 2012 Panathinaikos (Greece)
January 2013 - May 2013 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
May 2013 - July 2013 Changan Guangdong (China, NBL)
September 2013 - October 2013 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
November 2013 - December 2013 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
December 2013 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
January 2014 - present Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)


Date
League
Transaction
2006 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 12th overall by New Orleans.
5th July, 2006 NBA Signed four year, $8,501,798 rookie scale contract with New Orleans. Included team options for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
28th October, 2007 NBA New Orleans exercised 2008/09 team option.
25th October, 2008 NBA New Orleans exercised 2009/10 team option.
11th January, 2010 NBA Traded by New Orleans, along with cash, to Sacramento in exchange for a top 55 protected 2016 second round pick
18th February, 2010 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Sacramento, along with Kevin Martin and (to New York) Sergio Rodriguez, to Houston in exchange for Carl Landry, Joey Dorsey and (from New York) Larry Hughes.
9th April, 2010 NBA Waived by Houston.
13th July, 2010 NBA Signed a one year guaranteed minimum salary contract with Washington.
23rd February, 2011 NBA Traded by Washington, along with Kirk Hinrich, to Atlanta in exchange for Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans and Atlanta's 2011 first round draft pick.
30th June, 2011 France Signed a one year contract with ASVEL Villerbanne.
31st August, 2012 Greece Signed a one year contract with Panathinaikos.
20th December, 2012 Greece Released by Panathinaikos.
16th January, 2013 D-League Acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
6th April, 2013 D-League Waived by Santa Cruz Warriors.
10th April, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
24th May, 2013 China (NBL) Signed a one season contract with Changan Guangdong.
27th September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
26th October, 2013 NBA Waived by Indiana.
23rd November, 2013 D-League Re-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
11th December, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Golden State.
29th December, 2013 NBA Waived by Golden State.


From blog:


   Where Are They Now, 2010 Summer League
2010-09-17

- Trevor Booker - After the draft, how many teams have a better young big man crop that Booker, JaVale McGee, Kevin Seraphin, old man Yi Jianlian and Andray Blatche? Not many. Hilton Armstrong ambitiously fancies his chances as a starter amongst that group, but nevertheless, it's a good group.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 17
2010-01-28

A while ago, I touted the idea of the New Orleans Hornets trading Hilton Armstrong to the Clippers and Ike Diogu to the Hawks (in exchange for Digbeu's rights) to get under the tax. The Hornets didn't quite do this; they salary dumped Armstrong, but onto the Kings (whom I hadn't previously considered candidates for reasons I'm not sure of), and moved Bobby Brown to the Clippers, as was their perogative. I don't think they gave up any cash in the Brown deal, which would explain its advantages over salary dumping Diogu, but that in itself is a rather damning slant on their finances; they'd rather trade a healthy player at a position where they need depth, rather than pay a few quid to dump an injured player whose salary is keeping them in the tax territory and who will not play for them this season.

It's also not a glowing endorsement of Bobby Brown, really.

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   Where Are They Now, 2010; Part 5
2010-01-05

I was going to write a separate post to describe ways that the Hornets can avoid the luxury tax without trading away David West or anyone important, but I've decided that I can't be bothered. Here's a shorthand version:

1) On trade deadline day, trade Hilton Armstrong and $1.1 million in cash ($922,748 to cover his remaining salary, the rest as an incentive) to the Clippers in exchange for changing the protection on their 2016 second rounder - already owed to the Hornets from the Rasual Butler deal - from top 55 to top 50. The Clippers gain a free player who may or may not see the court, whilst more importantly earning some cash for their troubles and giving up quite literally the least significant thing imaginable. Meanwhile, the Hornets dump the $2.8 million salary of a player that managed to lose an unloseable backup centre spot to Darius Songaila. That can't ever be a bad loss.

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