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Darrell Armstrong
位置 Point guard
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Team Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
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生日 June 22, 1968
Gastonia, North Carolina
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大學 Fayetteville State
選秀順位 undrafted 1994
職業生涯 1994 – present
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Darrell Eugene Armstrong (born June 22, 1968 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is an NBA basketball player.

Early life[]

Armstrong played college basketball at Fayetteville State University. After college he was not drafted by the NBA, but played in the Global Basketball Association and United States Basketball League as well as in Europe.

NBA career[]

He first signed with the NBA as a free agent for the Orlando Magic in 1995. Armstrong won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award and the NBA Most Improved Player Award in 1999 thus becoming the first player in NBA history to win both awards simultaneously. He subsequently became the starting point guard for the Magic. During the 2004 off-season, Armstrong signed with the New Orleans Hornets as a free agent. He was traded by the Hornets to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Dan Dickau and a second round draft pick on December 3, 2004. Currently, his defensive skills and seemingly endless energy have become vital to the Mavericks' style of play, especially since the injuries to Devin Harris.

On July 7 2003, he was arrested after an incident outside an Orlando night club. He was subsequently charged with resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, but the case was eventually dismissed.

Player profile[]

Darrell has been long respected around the NBA for his intensity and hard-nosed defense. In his prime (1998-2000) he not only averaged double digit points per game, but also over two steals a game and over six assists. His defense is even more impressive than his numbers show because of his mastery of drawing charges. He is the epitome of hustle and energy and has been ever since he entered the NBA.

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