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Monday, September 17, 2012
Harrellson signs with Heat

By Ian Begley

Jorts is bringing his talents to South Beach.

The Heat announced on Monday that they'd agreed to terms with ex-Knick Josh Harrellson and will be bringing him to training camp.

Harrellson averaged 4.4 points per game and 3.9 rebounds for the Knicks in his rookie season. He'd established himself as a regular rotation player for Mike D'Antoni before missing about six weeks with a wrist injury.

Harrellson was traded to the Houston Rockets this summer in the sign-and-trade transaction that brought Marcus Camby to New York. He was then cut by Houston to create a roster spot for Carlos Delfino.

He'd worked out several times for Miami before it signed him. Harrellson is believed to have signed a non-guaranteed deal.

Harrellson is expected to compete with Mickell Gladness, Jarvis Varnado, Joel Anthony and Dexter Pittman for minutes at center. Anthony and Pittman played with the team last season and have guaranteed contracts.

The 6-10 Harrellson established himself as a fan favorite in New York thanks to his ability to knock down 3-pointers at a strong clip (34%).

The Knicks, though, would have had to wait until July to re-sign him, per league rules.