The Nets ramped up their search for a backup center this week by working out Hilton Armstrong and Eddy Curry. Today, Armstrong announced on Twitter that he is signing a contract with Panathianakos of Greece.
Armstrong played in France last season. His last NBA sting was in the 2010-2011 season, in which he played 41 games for the Wizards and 12 for the Hawks. Over his NBA career, he averaged 3.1 PTS and 2.6 REB: so, he was probably a very unappealing option for the Nets.
The free agent market for centers is slim and the Nets are considering Eddy Curry. Of course, Curry ran into weight, laziness, and injury problems over his very unfortunate 5 seasons with the Knicks. Curry rode the bench throughout the playoffs for the Heat last season and earned his first championship ring. Curry turns 30 years old in December. If the Nets signed him, it would be interesting to see if he or Jerry Stackhouse would receive the smallest amount of playing time.
Darko Milicic is probably also still available. He is another unappealing option.