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#31 Hilton Armstrong
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  • Signed in Japan
  • Signed with Chiba Jets
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  • 6'11" / 235lbs
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  • 11/23/1984
  • USA
  • 12th pick, 2006
  • Connecticut
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DateLeagueTransaction
5th July, 2006NBASigned four year, $8,501,798 rookie scale contract with New Orleans. Included team options for 2008/09 and 2009/10.
28th October, 2007NBANew Orleans exercised 2008/09 team option.
25th October, 2008NBANew Orleans exercised 2009/10 team option.
11th January, 2010NBATraded by New Orleans, along with cash, to Sacramento in exchange for a protected 2016 second round pick (not conveyed).
2006 NBA DraftNBADrafted 12th overall by New Orleans.
18th February, 2010NBAAs 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, 2010NBAWaived by Houston.
13th July, 2010NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Washington.
23rd February, 2011NBATraded by Washington, along with Kirk Hinrich, to Atlanta in exchange for Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans and a 2011 first round draft pick (#18, Chris Singleton).
30th June, 2011FranceSigned a one year contract with ASVEL Villerbanne.
31st August, 2012GreeceSigned a one year contract with Panathinaikos.
20th December, 2012GreeceReleased by Panathinaikos.
16th January, 2013D-LeagueAcquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
6th April, 2013D-LeagueWaived by Santa Cruz Warriors.
10th April, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
24th May, 2013ChinaSigned a one season contract with Changan Guangdong.
27th September, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Indiana.
26th October, 2013NBAWaived by Indiana.
23rd November, 2013D-LeagueRe-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
11th December, 2013NBASigned an unguaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Golden State.
29th December, 2013NBAWaived by Golden State.
3rd January, 2014D-LeagueRe-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
22nd February, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with Golden State.
4th March, 2014D-LeagueRe-acquired by Santa Cruz Warriors.
30th March, 2014NBASigned a 10 day contract with Golden State.
9th April, 2014NBASigned a partially guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with Golden State.
30th July, 2014NBAWaived by Golden State.
6th August, 2014TurkeySigned a one year contract with Besiktas.
30th July, 2015TurkeySigned a one year contract with Buyukcekmece.
10th November, 2015TurkeyLeft Buyukcekmece.
11th November, 2015TurkeySigned for the remainder of the season with Denizli.
3rd August, 2016JapanSigned a one year contract with Chiba Jets.
6th July, 2017JapanSigned a one year contract with Ryukyu Golden Kings.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2002 - 2006Connecticut (NCAA)
June 2006 - January 2010New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
January 2010 - February 2010Sacramento Kings (NBA)
February 2010 - April 2010Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2010 - February 2011Washington Wizards (NBA)
February 2011 - June 2011Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
June 2011 - June 2012ASVEL Villeurbanne (France)
August 2012 - December 2012Panathinaikos (Greece)
January 2013 - May 2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
May 2013 - July 2013Changan Guangdong (China, NBL)
September 2013 - October 2013Indiana Pacers (NBA)
November 2013 - December 2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
December 2013Golden State Warriors (NBA)
January 2014 - February 2014Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
February 2014 - March 2014Golden State Warriors (NBA)
March 2014Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
March 2014 - July 2014Golden State Warriors (NBA)
August 2014 - June 2015Besiktas (Turkey)
July 2015 - November 2015Buyukcekmece (Turkey)
November 2015 - June 2016Denizli (Turkey, TBL)
August 2016 - June 2017Chiba Jets (Japan)
July 2017 - presentRyukyu Golden Kings (Japan)
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January 28, 2010

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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January 5, 2010

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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