Pistons add big man Josh Harrellson

by | Aug 21, 2013 | 14 comments


Joe Durmars picked up the big man he wanted.  According to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski Detroit reached and agreement with Josh Harrellson.

“Harrelson will hold a partial salary guarantee for the 2013-14 season, and the Pistons will hold the team option for the 2014-15 season, a source said.”

The 6-10 Harrellson  was the 45th overall pick out of Kentucky in the 2011 NBA Draft.  spent his entire rookie season  with the Knicks averaging 4.4 point in 14 minutes of play.

In July of 2012 he was traded to the Rockets and then waived in August of 2012. He signed with the Miami Heat in January of 2013 then waived again.

In the short time he was not in the NBA he played in Puerto Rico and China.

It has not been officially announced just yet, but it likely will be today.

This isn’t a head turning deal, but he should be a serviceable big man to back up Andre and Moose. I’m just wondering if he brings the lumber jack bearded look to Detroit, because I’m not sure Gigi wants any competition in the facial hair department.


  1. rg

    the new bill lambier

  2. Julian

    Josh was the Chinese league MVP last year and averaged 22 PT/18 RB/1,5 Blocks per game.
    Also he is only 25 years old which I like.

    • Jake

      And he played for the cats, which is always a bonus #BBN

  3. rascal

    love it!! we have another big man to support andrei and greg!!! nice job joe!!!

  4. dp

    wish it was Ben

  5. edt

    The only thing I know about this guy is the nickname is jorts

  6. rascal

    nice move joe d!!! moves like a jagger

  7. Julian

    He is another decent outside shooter to add to our athletic big men.

  8. Drew

    Lol, Andrei. I’ve only seen Andrei Kirilenko spell it that way.

  9. Drew

    Thank God we didn’t sign Collins instead.

  10. LukeD

    Plays hard, chip on his shoulder (brought to UK pre-Calipari and rode the bench until Enes Kanter was ineligible). Basically all you need to know is summed up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg9QEtvxdq4

  11. George

    Wow, Josh Harrellson is a great addition to Pistons. With him, next season will be great! Can’t wait to see him play in Pistons.

  12. Grant Holmstrom

    Ha no love for Josh? Still no animated head for him.


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