HoopsHype Josh Harrellson rumors

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The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived center Josh Harrellson. Harrellson appeared in five games with the HEAT this season, averaging 2.0 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game. NBA.com

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Q: Ira, who do you think will take the last two spots the Heat have left? -- Paul, Miami. A: It is a constantly evolving decision. None of the lower-end big men have been particularly impressive, although Mickell Gladness had his defensive moments Thursday against the Clippers. Terrel Harris hardly has distanced himself, while Garrett Temple is somewhat intriguing. At the moment, I still think Josh Harrellson might get the benefit of the doubt up front based on his body of work last season with the Knicks. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

September 17, 2012 Updates

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed center Josh Harrellson. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Harrellson appeared in 37 games (four starts) for the New York Knicks last season averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.6 minutes of action while shooting 42.3 percent from the field, including 33.9 percent from three-point range. In his four starts, he averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.00 blocks and 30.8 minutes while shooting 46 percent from the field. He scored a career-high 18 points in a 104-84 victory at Charlotte on April 26 and posted a 14-point, 12-rebound double-double at Sacramento on December 31, helping New York capture the 114-92 win. He appeared in five postseason games with New York during the Opening Round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs against the HEAT and totaled 10 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes. NBA.com

The Heat concluded a several-day audition of former Kings center Hassan Whiteside and will decide whether to sign him, Josh Harrellson or neither. So far, Miami passed on auditioning former Nuggets center Chris “Birdman” Andersen, who would love to play here, or older veterans such as Mehmet Okur. Miami Herald

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According to a source familiar with the Heat's approach, the team will be holding what essentially is a pre-camp camp in advance of the formal Sept. 29 start to training camp at AmericanAirlines Arena, with Harrellson in that mix of camp hopefuls. According to the source, Harrellson is being brought in for a one-week tryout, with no contract guarantee in place. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Merle Scott, agent for free-agent big man Josh Harrellson, said client to visit three more teams in next week or 2. Scott wouldn't name the teams. His client did work out last week with the Heat, but Scott said the Heat are also looking at other big men. "I've told Josh not to worry about other guys (Miami is looking at),'' Scott said. "If he's the right fit for a team, that team will sign him.'' Sulia

August 24, 2012 Updates

Harrellson's agent, Merle Scott, said: "It was a good workout, interesting for both sides. They are going to evaluate other situations they have and Josh is going to do the same. We are scheduled to talk again next week." The 6-10, 275-pound Harrellson, who tweeted earlier this week that he would be working out for the Heat, averaged 4.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 14.6 minutes in 37 games as a rookie for the Knicks last season, making 20 of 59 three-pointers. He was dealt in last month's Marcus Camby trade to Houston, which released him last week. Miami Herald

August 23, 2012 Updates

According to a source familiar with the situation, Harrellson is one of several big men the Heat have recently workout out. Currently, Joel Anthony and Dexter Pittman are the only centers under contact to the Heat, although the Heat are expected to open the season with power forward Chris Bosh as their starting center, possibly with power forward Udonis Haslem as his primary backup at the position, continuing the small-ball approach the team utilized on the way to the 2012 NBA championship. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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