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Golden State Warriors sign Hilton Armstrong


According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo, the Golden State Warriors have signed big man Hilton Armstrong from their D-League affiliate, Santa Cruz.

As the Golden State Warriors absorb injuries and shoddy defense on their frontline, they are signing forward Hilton Armstrong out of NBA D-League affiliate Santa Cruz, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Armstrong, who will be in uniform against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, has averaged 15 points and seven rebounds for Santa Cruz

The Warriors’ front court has been decimated by injuries. Both second-year power forward Draymond Green and veteran big man Jermaine O’Neal missed practice Tuesday. Forward Andre Iguodala, the team’s prized free agent signing, is also out with a hamstring issue, making it difficult for the Warriors to slide second year forward Harrison Barnes to power forward and play small.

Armstrong was once the 12th overall pick of the 2006, but has never averaged more than 4.8 points or 3.4 rebounds per game in his career. He last appeared in an NBA game in 2011 with the Washington Wizards.

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