Warriors sign Armstrong to 10-day contract

Warriors sign Armstrong to 10-day contract
March 30, 2014, 1:45 pm

Hilton Armstrong averaged 12 points and 7.4 rebounds over 32 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors. (USATI)

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OAKLAND – In need of frontcourt depth with their two starting big men hurting, the Warriors on Sunday announced they signed 6-foot-11 center Hilton Armstrong to a 10-day contract.

This is the third time this season the team has summoned Armstrong, who has spent most of the season with its D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.

The signing of Armstrong was made necessary by an injury to starting center Andrew Bogut on Friday, when he sustained a pelvic contusion after being kneed in the groin by Memphis center Marc Gasol.

The Warriors already were without starting power forward David Lee, who strained his right hamstring in a March 22 loss to San Antonio.

There is no announced timetable for the returns of Bogut or Lee.

Armstrong averaged 12 points and 7.4 rebounds over 32 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors. The UConn product was the 12th overall selection in the 2006 draft.

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