Hornets trade Hilton Armstrong to Kings

Hornets trade Hilton Armstrong to Kings

The Sacramento Kings today acquired the services of center-forward Hilton Armstrong in a trade with the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for a conditional 2016 second round pick and cash considerations, according to Kings’ President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.

“We’re looking forward to having Hilton join the team,” explained Petrie. “He gives us an athletic player who can play the four and five positions. We think he can come in and contribute and we’re looking forward to watching him play.”

Armstrong, who is currently in his fourth NBA season, is averaging 2.8 points (.380 FGs, .464 FTs) and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Hornets through 18 outings. He has amassed career averages of 3.6 points (.513 FGs, .605 FTs) and 2.7 rebounds per game through 209 contests.

Selected as the 12th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by New Orleans, Armstrong enjoyed a four-year career at the University of Connecticut and was named Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

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One thought on “Hornets trade Hilton Armstrong to Kings”

  1. Hilton Armstrong is a great player just never got the chances to prove it at New Orleans. He was always the first one at shoot around and last one to leave. His work ethinc was suberb for someone of his draft. He was payed to entertain fans…And he did. I was at the New Orleans at Dallas and I sat next to him in courtside seats. He was the Best player I ever encountered.
    He will do good if he gets a starting position on the Kings.

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