The Houston Rockets have released big man Josh Harrellson after acquiring Carlos Delfino. Harrellson was in the Marcus Camby trade that sent him, Toney Douglas and Jerome Jordan to the Rockets and Camby to the Knicks.
Harrellson only played in two Summer League games for the Rockets. He averaged 6.5 points on 50% shooting and 3 rebounds in 11 minutes a game. It’s safe to say he didn’t make the biggest impression on the fans or coaches.
Josh also had a limited role for the Knicks. In 37 games, he averaged 4.4 points on 42% shooting and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes a game.
The 6’10, 275 pound center needs a lot of work. His rebounding skills and defense are below average. He has a jumper, but a weak post game for someone with his size. He’s a project type of player that i never thought would play a game for the Rockets, which he didn’t. The Rockets already have multiple big men who are much more skilled than he is that will fight for playing time.
John Hollinger, a NBA writer for ESPN tweeted this earlier today.
“For those asking, Knicks can’t sign Jorts til next July. Will probably be claimed on waivers by somebody like Cleveland or New Orleans.”
Sorry Knicks fans, Harrellson will not be rocking his infamous jorts in New York anytime soon.