Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/1/12
The Miami Heat are like any other NBA team with a high payroll, they are looking to fill the end of their roster with inexpensive but talented players. In their search for a backup big man, the Miami Heat hosted 6’10″ free agent center Josh Harrellson. He had been waived by the Houston Rockets after signing shooting guard Carlos Delfino. Will Harrellson take his talents to south beach? Josh Harrellson attended Southwestern Illinois from 2007-2008 before going to Kentucky from 2008-2011. He was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team in 2011. During the 2011 NBA Draft he was selected 45th overall during the second round by the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets agreed to trade Harrellson to the New York Knicks for cash considerations reportedly between $700,000 and $750,000. Harrellson was a surprise talent after being drafted in the second round and developing slowly in college. Last season he averaged 4.4 points while shooting 33.9 percent from behind the three point line and averaging 3.9
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