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Kings get Armstrong for 2016 pick

Updated: January 12, 2010, 2:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Sacramento Kings acquired forward Hilton Armstrong from the New Orleans Hornets for a conditional 2016 second-round pick and cash considerations.

Kings president of basketball operations Geoff Petrie announced the deal Monday, saying Armstrong would contribute immediately at power forward and center.

The trade is crucial for the Hornets financially, bringing them to within $530,611 of the league's luxury-tax line.

New Orleans essentially had to ...

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