The Golden State Warriors are in need of some help. After losing both Festus Ezeli (knee surgery) and Jermaine O’Neal (sprained wrist), their frontcourth depth is thin. On Wednesday, it was announced that the Warriors are calling-up Santa Cruz Warriors stud Hilton Armstrong.
Armstrong, 29, will be in uniform on Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-11 center last played in the NBA in the 2010-2011 season with the Atlanta Hawks. He was the No. 12 overall pick in the 2006 draft by the New Orleans Hornets.
The former UConn Huskie has spent the last few years playing overseas in France and Greece, as well the NBA Developmental League.
He has averaged 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds and three blocks per game in six games this season with Santa Cruz.
In his NBA career, Armstrong has averaged 3.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in just under 12 minutes per game, while shooting over 50 percent from the field.