The more intriguing part of this story is what the Kings may do next. General Manager Geoff Petrie thinks Armstrong can contribute now, but is that really the plan? "We're looking forward to having Hilton join the team," said Petrie in a press release. "He gives us an athletic player who can play the four and five positions. We think he can come in and contribute and we're looking forward to watching him play." Let's not forget the Kings want to be players in 2010 free agency – or they may instead use their pile of ending contracts to acquire a player they want from a team who wants to get involved in 2010 free agency. Adding Armstrong to the ending contracts of Kenny Thomas and Sergio Rodriguez gives the Kings about $12.4 million in expiring contracts they can use as the trade deadline nears to attempt to lure a team into giving them a talented player in return.