The Warriors have signed Hilton Armstrong for the remainder of the season, per a team release. This will be Armstrong’s fourth contract with Golden State this season, as he has spent time with the team on a non-guaranteed deal and two 10-day contracts. He has appeared in 12 games for the Warriors, averaging 1.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per contest.
It’s likely that the Warriors decided to ink the big man for the stretch run due to concerns over David Lee‘s health heading into the playoffs. Veteran centers Andrew Bogut and Jermaine O’Neal haven’t been very durable over the last few years, although Bogut has managed to play in over 80% of Golden State’s games this year. Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle tweets that the team has no plans to call up Ognjen Kuzmic or Nemanja Nedovic from Golden State’s D-League affiliate, two players the Warriors brought up for depth earlier in the season.
The 29-year-old Armstrong had spent parts of five seasons with five other NBA franchises before not playing in the league for the entirety of the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons. The Warriors have kept tabs on him all season; in between stints with Golden State, he has played for their D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz.