If you were expecting the Golden State Warriors to go after Danny Granger or Glen Davis, you’re getting Hilton Armstrong instead.
The Warriors signed Armstrong to a 10-day contract on Saturday, the team announced. Armstrong has been playing with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.
He appeared in a short stint with the Warriors this season in December, when he averaged 0.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in seven games. An eight-year veteran, Armstrong has played for five different teams, averaging 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 277 games. A journeyman, Armstrong has played overseas and was invited to the Pacers’ training camp before this season, but did not make the team.
He has had success in the D-League this season, scoring 12.9 points, grabbing 7.6 rebounds, and dishing out 2.0 assists in 23 games.
The call-up of Armstrong could perhaps signify the Warriors’ uncertainty of when starting center Andrew Bogut will return from injury. Bogut has missed the last six games with shoulder inflammation, and is doubtful for tonight’s contest against Brooklyn.
The Warriors have also been reported to have interest in Davis, who was bought out by the Orlando Magic earlier this week. Davis, however, is being courted more aggressively by the Clippers and Nets.