The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed center Josh Harrellson.
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.
Harrellson, drafted in the second round (45th overall) by the New Orleans Hornets in the 2011 NBA Draft, played three seasons at the University of Kentucky after transferring from Southwestern Illinois Junior College. He appeared in 94 games (40 starts) for the Wildcats and averaged 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes while shooting 55.1 percent from the field.
The HEAT’s roster now stands at 18.