Hilton Armstrong Signs With Panathinaikos

FRIDAY, 7:56am: Armstrong has officially signed with Panathinaikos for the upcoming season, tweets Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.

THURSDAY, 8:42am: Despite working out for the Nets yesterday, it doesn't appear Hilton Armstrong will be returning to the NBA for the 2012/13 season. The 27-year-old big man announced this morning on his Twitter account that he'll be signing with Greek team Panathinaikos for the upcoming year (hat tip to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando).

Armstrong, the 12th overall pick in the 2006 draft, played 277 NBA games from 2006 to 2011, seeing regular-season action with the Hornets, Kings, Rockets, Wizards, and Hawks. However, he didn't catch on with an NBA team after the lockout, having signed in France last summer.

We heard just yesterday that Panathinaikos had interest in signing Armstrong. The Greek squad was also said to be eyeing Louis Amundson, but the former Pacer appeared confident that he'd receive a satisfactory offer from an NBA team, so it's no surprise Panathinaikos shifted its interest to Armstrong.

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