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January 11, 2010
Kings find their big man, trade for Hilton Armstrong

BLOG UPDATE (11:40 a.m.): The trade has been formalized. The pick is in 2016.

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The Kings have acquired Hilton Armstrong from New Orleans for a future 2nd round pick, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

According to Armstrong's agent, Sam Goldfeder, the teams are waiting for the trade call from the league. The deal also includes cash coming Sacramento's way. Armstrong is in the final year of his deal and will be paid $2.8 million this season. He gives the Kings much-needed depth, length and athleticism in the frontcourt and is low risk because of his contract. It's a far cry from a couple months ago, when the Kings considered trading for Hornets big man Emeka Okafor and his enormous contract. More to come... - Sam Amick



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