The New Orleans Hornets have traded center Hilton Armstrong(notes) and cash to the Sacramento Kings in a salary-clearing move, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The deal removes Hilton’s $2.8 million salary from the Hornets’ payroll, leaving them only a little more than $500,000 over the luxury-tax threshold. The Kings will send the Hornets a future, conditional second-round pick.
new orleans traded the wrong guy! david west was supposed to go
I was disappointed by the play of Hilton this season. I kept hearing on how he was in elite shape this summer and worked with a top trainer to improve his game, but I guess it didn't translate. He is currently has career lows in almost every statistical category. Actually New Orleans went 0-3 for guys who were on the line of busting or bursting out in Julian Wright, Ike Diagu, and Armstrong. A good move for NO dumping his salary.
Hilton worked with that crazy trainer that Blake Griffin worked with
I really liked Hilton coming out of UCONN. I thought he'd at least be a very good defender and rebounder. He's disappointed me, but I like the move for both teams. The Hornets clear cap and Sac picks up a player that might give them something on the defensive end.
Julian Wright, Hilton Armtrong, Cedric Simmons...damn, if 1 of those picks panned out to be solid, useful players the Hornets would be in a much better state of mind right now..
Hopefully they can eventually get enough cap space to get CP3 some help..
@nateoak10, hes only played in like 18 games this season so thaey'll be used to the small lineup by now
The Hornets can get a big just as limited from the D-league (Kurt Looby, Jared Reiner, Brian Butch, Michael Fey, Luke Nevill, Kevin Pittsnogle, Anthony Tolliver, Alade Aminu, Steven Hill, or Dwayne Jones) on a 10-day contract if they aren't content with Posey being the primary backup at the 4 or Songaila at the 5.
I think luke nevill would be a better backup than songala. Nevell is utahs all time block shot leader and a nice soft touch.
If they called up Brian Butch he would replace Troy Murphy for slowest player in the NBA
no john bryant?
Lol...Brian Butch looks like Dewey off Malcolm in the Middle