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Hilton Armstrong Traded To Hawks To Provide Front Court Depth

So who is Hilton Armstrong? Besides the other guy the Atlanta Hawks picked up in the trade for Kirk Hinrich? He's in his fifth year out of UConn and has already played for five NBA teams before joining Atlanta, if that tells you anything. A six-foot-11 forward and center, he does provide some more length in the paint for those nights when Zaza Pachulia and Jason Collins aren't getting it done.

Misnomer alert: Armstrong is a good athlete for a big guy, but his arms are not very strong. At only 235 pounds, he's not going to be a full-time center any time soon.

He's averaged 12 minutes per game in the NBA, and has never been much of a scorer. He's pretty good on the boards, bringing in 10 per 36 minutes this season and 7.9 for his career. He's also a decent defensive presence, so long as he doesn't have to guard big centers one-on-one.

He has starting experience, picking up 29 starts for the New Orleans Hornets in 2008-09 and a few spurts at other points along the way.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.