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Miami signs Josh Harrellson

It’s official.

The Heat have signed Josh Harrellson.

Miami just got Country Strong.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

20 Comments for Miami signs Josh Harrellson

  1. Great news
    3:47 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Awesome.. hope he gets PT and a ring

  2. Jones Returns
    3:53 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    “Jones Returns” likes this

  3. yo
    3:54 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink


  4. jwild
    3:56 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    does that mean he’s on the team, or that he will be trying out for the team?

  5. Inspector Underwear
    3:56 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Congratulations Jorts!!!!!

  6. SoCal Will
    3:57 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Jorts vs Jodie for all the marbles and more Cat bling….

  7. 96cats98
    3:58 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Sweet!!! He’ll be chucking balls at Sullinger’s chest on opening night!

  8. Rockfield, KY
    4:01 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Saw him at Tin Roof Friday night. Nicest guy in the world. I guess I have to cheer for the Heat now. I can’t cheer against Jorts.

  9. stme222
    4:08 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    4… a signed contract means he is on the team, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll dress every game

  10. the part of the jean s that got cut off
    4:19 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink


  11. Reply
    4:20 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    He will take Shane Battier’s spot in the starting lineup

  12. Al B. Frank
    4:23 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    4, 9: According to, he probably will still have to win a roster spot:

    “Heat sign Josh Harrellson

    By Royce Young | Blogger
    September 17, 2012 3:53 pm ET

    Josh Harrellson is taking his jorts to South Beach.

    After a couple workouts with the Miami Heat, Harrellson has signed with the NBA champions, the team announced Monday.

    In July, Harrellson was traded to the Rockets as part of a package that sent Marcus Camby to the Knicks. The Rockets then waived Harrellson, making him an unrestricted free agent.

    With the Knicks, he was a quietly productive forward averaging 4.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in 37 appearances. Filling in for Amar’e Stoudemire, Harrellson showed a well-rounded set of NBA skills before breaking his right wrist in January, an injury that sidelined him for five weeks.

    The Heat’s roster stands at 18. Harrellson, 23, is likely on a non-guaranteed deal and would need to win a spot in training camp. The Heat recently signed Garrett Temple and, with Mike Miller coming back, it could be difficult for Harrellson to make the team.”

  13. Yngvie Maumsteen.
    5:01 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Way to be Josh.

  14. UKMoxie
    5:35 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Mike Miller over Jorts? Miller couldn’t even jump 3″ by the end of last season. His knees are gone. Big Jorts ftw!

  15. JW Delray
    5:50 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    I live in South Florida and watched nearly every Heat game. They can definitely use Josh. He will likely be the last guy on the bench, but he will get some action. He needs to beat out Dexter Pittman and Mickell Gladness (both of whom are extremely slow and strictly low post players). Bosh will start at center, with Joel Anthony backing him up. Jorts is fighting for 3rd team. His ability to run the floor, spot up and shoot the mid and long range jumper are certainly what makes him attractive. Also he is a center who can pull out the other team’s big guy so D-Wade and Lebron can zip into the lane. Miami proved they can win with “small ball”, and Jorts is a great complimentary pience, not just a space eater (like Magliore was a couple years ago). I hope he makes the team and gets a ring. . . GO JORTS!

  16. JW Delray
    5:56 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    11 & 14. You obviously don’t watch the Heat much. Battier and Miller were KEY to the title and both are firmly in the rotation. Granted, Miller’s injury is a little troublesome and may limit his play during the season, ut as you saw in the playoffs, he is Mr. Clutch from 3, and will be a big part of a repeat. Jorts only has a shot if he beats out Pittman. With Pittman and Jorts, it all comes down to who is in the best physical shape and can run with the big dogs on such a fast paced team.

  17. Cat in Miami
    6:12 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    That is f-ing great! I just accepted a job in Miami today, so Jorts and I will forever be linked. Better yet, the company has season tickets, so I’ll have to take in a game or two this year!

  18. J Jones
    6:38 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Jorts can play with the heat. He needs to go down there and bust his buttand he will beat out pittman. Hope he gets a roster spot. I have the nba package on dish. I watched every knick game last year. Jorts even out played cousins in one of his 4 starts last year. Breaking his wrist and dantoni leaving really hurt jorts chances. All the commentators talked about how well he could play. Even pitino made the comment after jorts senior year that he was the most improved player in the country. Donnie walsh spoke very highly of him after they gave a million dollars for the right to draft him to the hornets.Maybe if it dosen!t work out in miami he can get a shot with pacers after they realize plumlee can!t play in the nba.

  19. UkMoxie
    6:47 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    16. You’re right I don’t watch NBA pre-playoffs… its worthless. Unless a former UK player is in the mix, of course… then its still pretty awful.

  20. Let's b real
    7:54 pm September 17, 2012 Permalink

    Josh’s old girlfriend during his senior year was smokin hot… And so was her twin sister. Let’s hear an update on where they are now! They made watching the SEC tourney even better in Catlanta