Sixers Add Veteran Center Montrezl Harrell with Two-Year Deal
Unrestricted free agent Montrezl Harrell agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Sixers on Tuesday.
The news was first announced by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and is reported to be a two-year, $5.2M deal with a player option.
Harrell was a valuable depth piece for both Washington and Charlotte last year, averaging 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists between the two teams.
Adding Harrell is an interesting addition for the Sixers who have Paul Reed currently behind Joel Embiid.
He does have a connection to Sixers coach Doc Rivers, winning the Sixth Man of the Year award while playing for Rivers in LA with the Clippers during 2019-220 season.
The 28-year-old brings another tough guy to the Sixers rotation. The team already added P.J. Tucker in the offseason.
The veteran was originally drafted in the second-round by the Houston Rockets in 2015. He played his first two seasons there before heading to LA with the Clippers and one year with the Lakers. Last season he played in Washington and Charlotte before inking a deal with the Sixers.
The signing comes after he had his felony charges of marijuana trafficking reduced to a misdemeanor possession. He was pulled over in Kentucky on May 12 with three pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags.