HoopsHype Hilton Armstrong rumors

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In 2006, Hilton Armstrong was the 12th overall pick in the NBA Draft, selected by the Hornets out of UConn. The Sonics (Thunder) and Wizards were two other teams Armstrong knew were interested in him at the time. And there was another team, drafting far later, that had him on its radar: the Nets. “I didn’t know that,” the 6-foot-11 Armstrong said yesterday after the completion of the Nets’ three-day mini-camp for free agents. “I hope that’s a harbinger for some good things. It would be real nice to play here. I’d be real happy.” New York Post

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Emiliano Carchia: Former NBA player now in ASVEL, Hilton Armstrong denied that he was back to the States having a workout with Los Angeles Clippers. 'I was not in the States during my vacation time. Some friends came to Lyon and I have been here for Christmas' Twitter

January 2, 2012 Updates

The Clippers, in search of more depth for their front court, worked out several big men Monday at the team’s practice facility. They had in 7-footer D.J. Mbenga, 6-11 Hilton Armstrong, 6-10 Solomon Jones and 6-11 Dan Gadzuric. Los Angeles Times

June 30, 2011 Updates

After Jamie Skeen, ASVEL made official the signing of former NBA player Hilton Armstrong for one season. Selected in the 2006 NBA draft with the 12th overall pick by New Orleans Hornets, the forward-center has spent the season 2010-11 with Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks with whom he has played 19 games averaging 1.1ppg and 1.3rpg. Armstrong has played 277 games in the NBA during his career Sportando

ASVEL announced via website the signing of rookie Jamie Skeen. The player comes from Virginia Commonwealth with whom he scored 15.7ppg and pulled down 7.3rpg in the 39 games played in his senior year in NCAA. Sportando

February 23, 2011 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks are not standing pat as the NBA trade deadline approaches, with a deal close to finalization, pending league approval, that will send point guard Mike Bibby, rookie guard Jordan Crawford, swingman Mo Evans and a first-round draft pick to the Washington Wizards. The Hawks will get guard Kirk Hinrich and forward-center Hilton Armstrong. Hinrich is a veteran NBA point guard from Kansas, who began his career with the Chicago Bulls. Armstrong, a 6-foot-11 forward-center, has played with New Orleans, Sacramento and Houston as well as the Wizards. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

January 8, 2011 Updates

Hilton Armstrong: "Guys took real heat into it, paid real attention to it and got real excited about it. I guess we do need a little speech to motivate us right before the game. A couple of games ago, when coach [Randy] Wittman took over, he was really excited. He was like 'I believe we could win,' and everybody got hyped. We came out and won that game, and I think we needed a little mental uplifting before this game." John Wall: "If one person's not playing well, you got to help them out as a team. You got to step up and pick it up for him and wait until he catches his rhythm." Bullets Forever

December 3, 2010 Updates

Hilton Armstrong had a hard time watching replays of the shove that led to his one-game suspension this week. The sight of Miami reserve center Joel Anthony's arms and legs flailing in different directions before he landed hard on his backside "was real scary," Armstrong said on Friday. "It put chills in me. I didn't mean for that to happen at all." He knew that a suspension was coming the moment he was ejected from the Wizards' 105-94 loss to the Heat on Monday. But he was still surprised that he was in that position, since he never had a reputation for making dirty plays or being some sort of enforcer. "It caught me off guard," he said. "Kind of shocked me, because I never thought, me of all people, would have to go through something like that. I know I'm not that type of guy or anything." Washington Post

December 1, 2010 Updates

The Wizards' Hilton Armstrong has been suspended for one game for his flagrant foul, penalty two on the Heat's Joel Anthony during Monday's game in Miami, announced Stu Jackson, NBA executive vice president basketball operations. From the NBA's news release: The incident, in which Armstrong made contact by shoving Anthony during a layup attempt and was ejected following the Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two call, occurred with :32 remaining in the 3rd period of the Wizards 105-94 loss to the Heat Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Armstrong will serve his suspension tonight when the Wizards face the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. Washington Post

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