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Pistons sign C Harrellson to two-year deal for league minimum

The Canadian Press

8/21/2013 6:32:28 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons signed centre Josh Harrellson to two-year contract for the league minimum with the team holding an option for the second season Wednesday.

Harrellson played sparingly in six games last season for the Miami Heat.

The 6-foot-10, 275-pound Harrellson was drafted by New Orleans out of Kentucky in the second round in 2011, then traded that night to the New York Knicks. Harrellson averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.6 minutes as a rookie and played in four playoff games during the 2012 playoffs with the Knicks.

The Pistons traded for point guard Brandon Jennings during their busy off-season and signed free agents Josh Smith, Chauncey Billups, Luigi Datome and re-signed Will Bynum.