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Jorts to The Motor City


It had been rumored for a week or so, but tonight it became official. Josh Harrellson has signed with the Detroit Pistons. According to a report on Yahoo! Sports, the Pistons have reached a contract agreement with Harrellson who becomes the squad’s 15th man.

Early this year Jorts played with Brujos de Guayama in Puerto Rico, but was released on May 18. He then joined Chongqing Fly Dragon in the Chinese National Basketball League for two months before finding his new home in Detroit.

According to the report, Harrellson could see some playing time behind big man Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith, filling the role-player spot left by the trade of Slava Kravtsov. His deal with Detroit is a partial-guarantee for two years, with a team option on second season.

Best of luck to Jorts up north as a Piston!

Article written by Stuart Hammer

B.S. Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky. @StuartHammerKSR

10 Comments for Jorts to The Motor City

  1. Wildcatsteeler
    10:25 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink


  2. Spaulding Tattoo
    10:28 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Just throw it hard!

  3. bigbluekermit
    10:44 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    WELL Deserved.

    12:33 am August 21, 2013 Permalink

    “Hey baby, you wanna see my Chongqing Fly Dragon”?

    1:16 am August 21, 2013 Permalink

  6. Chaz
    1:18 am August 21, 2013 Permalink

    Welcome back to the League, Josh. You CAN stay awhile. Ask Chuck Hayes if believing in hard work pays off or not.

  7. Big fan...
    3:01 am August 21, 2013 Permalink

    One of my all time favorite Cats. Go Jorts!

    7:57 am August 21, 2013 Permalink

    There is no reason that Jorts can’t be a solid role player in the NBA. He’s a big body who can rebound and eat up space on the block. He can also spot up from range. There have been worse players in this world with long careers in the NBA. If he finds the right organization, he could easily be a 10+ year guy.

    8:23 am August 21, 2013 Permalink

    Immense conrats to Josh!
    Harrelson etched his name near the top of the monument to all-time UK fqn favorites. His breakout against Louisville and the heads-up humiliation of Sullinger are stories my (elementary aged)kids will tell their grandchildren.

  10. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:24 am August 21, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with #8. Jorts will probably play with different teams, but I would not be surprised if he has close to a 10 year NBA career. Good luck Jorts!