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Community Projection: Hilton Armstrong

Hilton Armstrong was signed to be an insurance big man that could provide a little shot blocking and interior defense in a pinch.  In the preseason, he did just that, playing pretty much like we all expected.  He moves relatively well for a big man, but he's not all that strong, and his mid-range jump shot really isn't that great.  Still, for the veteran's minimum, you could certainly do worse.  I would have preferred someone from the D-League, but Armstrong is fine.

I just hope we don't sell him as someone who can be an impact player because he was a lottery pick once upon a time.  As a spare big man, he's fine.  Anything more, and the season probably isn't going anywhere.  

Regardless, let's predict his numbers.  As a reminder, predict as many or as few of these as you'd like.  

  • Games played
  • Points per game
  • Rebounders per game
  • Minutes per game
  • Field goal percentage
  • Free-throw percentage
  • True shooting percentage
  • Usage rate
  • Rebound percentage
  • Total number of shot blocks
  • PER
Bonus question: Will Armstrong start any games this year on his own merits (i.e. when JaVale McGee is healthy), or was Flip Saunders' talk in the preseason just to motivate JaVale?