Posted on: June 30, 2011 4:54 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 5:21 pm
Posted by Royce Young
A report from Sports Illustrated indicated something like 25-30 players might take their talents across the Atlantic and play in Europe next season because of all this lockout talk. Not nearly the mass exodus that some have been picturing.
Well, count one in already though.
Hilton Armstrong, most recently of the Hawks, has signed with ASVEL in France, according to Sportando. Armstrong was drafted in the first round by the Hornets in 2006 (No. 12 overall) but never has lived up to expectation. He's a good sized center with a solid skillset and quality athleticism, but has never played more than 16 minutes a game in a season.
He was traded to Atlanta from the Wizards in the Kirk Hinrich deal. He's never had a major impact and with his contract up this summer, he just decided to go to Europe. I don't know if this had as much to do with the impending lockout as it does with the fact Armstrong simply isn't a consistent NBA rotation player.
Posted on: December 1, 2010 12:16 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:09 pm
The NBA has suspended Washington Wizards forward Hilton Armstrong for one game without pay for his flagrant foul on Miami Heat center Joel Anthony on Monday night. Posted by Ben Golliver.
The NBA announced today that Washington Wizards forward Hilton Armstrong has been suspended for one game without pay for his Flagrant Foul 2 against Miami Heat center Joel Anthony during the third quarter of Monday night's game between the two teams.
Hilton Armstrong of the Washington Wizards has been suspended one game without pay for his Flagrant Foul, Penalty Two against Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President Basketball Operations.
Armstrong is set to serve his suspension on Wednesday night, when the Wizards travel to Toronto to face the Raptors.
To earn the suspension, Armstrong shoved Anthony out of the air during a lay-up attempt with both hands, causing Anthony to crash to the floor like a character from The Matrix. Heat forward Juwan Howard then rushed to Anthony's defense, pushing Armstrong to the ground from behind, which led to some jawing between the teams. Armstrong was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and immediately ejected from the game. Howard was also ejected after a video review of the incident. The altercation occurred at the :32 mark of the third quarter, with the Heat leading comfortably, 80-68.Here's the must-watch video of the entire incident again.
Posted on: November 30, 2010 1:24 am
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:06 pm
Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem eyes an April return from foot surgery. Posted by Ben Golliver. Back on Nov. 21, Miami Heat forward and co-captain Udonis Haslem tore a ligament in his left foot. He underwent surgery two days later and was ruled out for an indefinite period of time, with some reports speculating that the Heat enforcer could miss the entire 2010-2011 NBA season. The Associated Press reports on Twitter that Haslem said Monday night that there is "no" chance his season is over and that he is looking "more at April than March" for a return to the court. The Heat conclude their regular season on April 13, but an April return would make Haslem available for a playoff run. (Assuming the Heat avoid the lottery.) Haslem's confidence is good news for the Heat, who badly miss their enforcer. Reserve forward Juwan Howard had to step up on Monday night to defend center Joel Anthony following a nasty flagrant foul by Washington Wizards forward Hilton Armstrong, and the physical tests for Miami's weak front line are surely just beginning. As badly as Miami misses Haslem's physicality, Haslem misses the rough stuff that has buttered his NBA bread. The Sun-Sentinel reports on Twitter that Haslem said on Monday that he wished he could have been out there during the Heat/Wizards game. "I would have loved to be out there tonight, with all the pushing and shoving," the paper quotes Haslem as saying.
Posted on: November 29, 2010 9:52 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 9:06 pm
The Miami Heat and Washington Wizards scuffle after a flagrant foul by Wizards forward Hilton Armstrong on Heat center Joel Anthony. Posted by Ben Golliver. During the third quarter of their Monday game, the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards got into a bit of a brouhaha after Wizards forward Hilton Armstrong shoved Heat center Joel Anthony out of the air during a lay-up attempt, causing Anthony to crash to the floor. Heat forward Juwan Howard immediately rushed to Anthony's defense, shoving Armstrong to the ground from behind and causing a minor scrum and jawing between the two teams. Here's video of the incident. Armstrong was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2 and immediately ejected from the game. Howard was also ejected after a video review of the incident. The altercation occurred at the :32 mark of the third quarter, with the Heat leading comfortably, 80-68.
Posted on: July 22, 2010 8:45 am
Edited on: July 22, 2010 9:51 am
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