Heat Waive Josh Harrellson
By: Pedro Heizer
The Miami Heat have requested waiver on center Josh Harrellson who was signed on September 17, 2012.
The 23 year old center 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.
Prior to joining the Heat, 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.
For the Heat, Harrellson appeared in five contests and averaged 2.1 points per game, and 1.4 rebounds per game in limited time.
Just a few days ago, Miami requested waivers on G Terrel Harris and the roster now stands at 13.
Two free agents that Miami could possibly look at would be Kenyon Martin and Chris Andersen. Andersen could be an interesting pick up since he would help Miami in the much-needed rebounds department.