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Houston waives Josh Harrellson

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey announced today that the team has waived Josh Harrellson. Jorts was picked up by Houston as part of the Marcus Camby sign-and-trade back in July. 

He played two Summer League games with the Rockets.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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25 Comments for Houston waives Josh Harrellson

  1. kevowamo
    4:29 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    All he needs is one game against Sullinger and he’ll be back to elite status

  2. UKBlue1!
    4:30 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    He will be given another chance by some team. Charlotte could use him.

  3. bigabes4uk
    4:36 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Those bastards! Leave our Jorts alone!

  4. GoCats2010
    4:37 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Always room for hustle and size like his in the league, get ’em Jorts

  5. Kentucky Gentleman
    4:38 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    I am sure a team with less than 18 power forwards will pick him up here soon.

  6. Dumbledore
    4:42 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    It would be killer to see him land in DC or NOLA.

    Might not be a bad option in Sacramento, either.

  7. cat scratch
    4:43 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink


  8. Andrew
    4:43 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    With his complexion, I see him with the Utah Jazz with Enus “Freedom” Kanter

  9. Kentucky14
    4:47 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Miami would actually be smart to pick him up. Big man who does all the dirty work and can stretch the D with 3 point range. I think he would fit well there off the bench.

  10. Others et al.
    4:57 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    This is unfortunate. Best of luck to our beloved Jorts, for he’s a jolly good fellow.

  11. Dear IU and UL, We are National Champs; you are not. The end.
    4:59 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Love to see him in nola.

  12. UKBlue
    5:00 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    With Jorts size, ability to play the pick & roll & shoot 3’s, Jorts can play in almost any NBA team system. Some team is about to get a great pick up.

  13. Capt. Obvious
    5:45 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    You guys are fooling yourselves if you think Jorts is anything other than a solid Israeli or Turkish league Power Forward. He will never see action in the NBA again I am sorry to say.

    I really hope he proves me wrong though….

  14. gjg
    5:56 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    I would bet he ends up back with the Knicks. They didn’t really want to give him up in the first place.

  15. Calipartytime
    5:59 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Yes. There are downsides to THE KENTUCKY EFFECT…

    It was inevitable that at some point some team in the NBA would become so saturated with Kentucky players that they would soon displace each other.(Jorts,Patterson & Jones in this case)
    This is just the first of more to come in next few years…

    That is one thing a UL fan will not have to worry about…

  16. Clint
    6:40 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    If he never plays another minute in the NBA, at least Jorts had the run that he did. No one would have guessed Jorts would have made an NBA team his first season at UK.

  17. KrispyKreme
    6:52 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    #13 you have no idea what you are talking about. This is standard practice in the NBA. Players at his skill level get waived all of the time. It’s not that he is not good enough to play for the Rockets they just simply don’t have room for him. He provided solid minutes for the Knicks before he got injured. He will be picked up very quickly by an NBA team.

  18. Fred
    6:52 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink


  19. tsperg
    7:47 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    the magic could use a backup center.

  20. Elite Status
    8:00 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Allowing your opponent to score more than his scoring average coming into a game and allowing your opponent more rebounds than he was averaging entering the game hardly makes you an elite player. I guess you might think elite status comes from also scoring above your average and rebounding above your average, but I don’t think so. Hustle is great, but the league is full of players that are hustling just as much that are more athletic. Good run while it lasted.Hope he invested

    9:19 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    16- You nailed it! That’s the Kentucky Effect. He’s probably financially way ahead of all of us when we were a couple of years out of college. He’s got plenty of options too.

  22. putinrichie
    9:20 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    5 – This. Houston didn’t need him because their GM lost his mind trying to get Dwight Howard and failed miserably. Now he has an overrated and overpaid Jeremy Lin at PG, an aging Kevin Martin, and a bunch of unproven comodities. They will be one of the worst in the league next year. Even if Jorts ends up in Charlotte, its a much better situation than being on an awful team with tons of young draft picks at your position.

  23. JackB
    10:32 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Pope played a long time. Josh will either land on a team or make a good living in Europe.

  24. Tubby Sucked
    11:57 pm August 15, 2012 Permalink

    Jorts will be back in New York. Lots of players are traded and cut to return back to that team in the NBA. The Nets will be interested as well. Jorts had a good following in New York last year for a role player. If anyone seen the post on here of him at the camp for special needs kids knows he is a quality young man and has turned his self into a fine basketball player to boot. Good luck to him he has come along way from the outhouse to the penthouse literally. Billy Clyde should be forced to tell the family of kid he recruites just how he treated this young man. After Jorts made it threw BCG treatment he should be able to handle this with the same class.

  25. Jorts fan
    9:32 am August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Thinking of Jorts’ tagging of Sullinger with that fast ball still brings a smile to my face. Jorts’ run to the Final Four was simply awesome.