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Jorts is a casualty of the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement

If Josh Harrellson ends up in Europe this upcoming season, which is very likely, he can blame it on the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement. As CapitalNewYork.com points out, the CBA is good for the NBA’s superstars but it’s heavy on the other guys, specifically Jorts. The Knicks would probably like to re-sign Jorts now that he has been waived by the Rockets, but the franchise is prohibited from signing him again until a year after the trade. And since the Rockets held on to him for so long, most teams have already filled any spot that could’ve been used to add him.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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8 Comments for Jorts is a casualty of the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement



  1. Caleb Epley
    5:43 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t see Europe happening. Jorts had the 2nd highest Plus or Minus out of rookies last season behind Ricky Rubio. He also averaged 15 Rebs per 48 minutes. With his ability to stretch the defense with his outside shot, you’d have to be Paula Abdul level crazy to pass on him



  2. John Wall
    5:46 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Not my Jortsieee!



  3. popspurs
    6:05 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    A strong concept team like the Spurs, Or blazers should… as long as it is not the TWolves.. I will never be able to tell him and Klove apart…



  4. gog8ors
    6:17 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    I suppose he was waived as a result of the collective bargaining agreement or maybe just because he sucks as a basketball player. I think the second statement is more accurate.



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    6:49 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

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  6. mores
    7:09 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    This is the way it is for most pro sports. CBAs generally end up forcing wealth transfers from the younger players to the older players, which is something of a shame due to the relative needs of the groups. It’s worst in baseball, but if any pro sports paid players by their market value, you’d see rookie salaries go way up and veteran salaries of non-elite players go way down.



  7. spookykim
    8:02 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    Boo!!! Poor Josh!



  8. putinrichie
    9:04 pm August 16, 2012 Permalink

    The Rockets were never a good fit for him. However, I do see him making an NBA roster for next season. Im sure there are teams looking to add cheap frontcourt depth and Im sure Jorts would sign for around the league minimum.