Kentucky's Harrellson signs with Pistons

Staff, Wire ReportsAugust 21, 2013 

Former University of Kentucky standout Josh Harrellson has agreed to a two-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, sources told Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday night.

The first year of the deal would be partially guaranteed and the team would have an option for the second.

Harrellson, who has played in the NBA for the New York Knicks and Miami Heat, most recently played in China's National Basketball League where he was named regular-season Player of the Year after averaging 22.3 points, 18.2 rebounds and 2.4 blocks for Chongqing FD.

The 6-foot-10, 275-pound Harrellson filled a need at center for the Pistons because second-year man Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe are the only players on the roster who can play the position, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Harrellson, a second-round pick in 2011, played his rookie year in New York, seeing action in 37 games and getting four starts. He averaged 4.4 points in 14.6 minutes.

Last season, he played six games with Miami, averaging 1.7 points in 5.2 minutes.

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