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Harrellson signs with Miami Heat

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Josh Harrellson was a man without a team at this weekend's Alumni Charity Game. The only former Wildcat to play in the NBA last year still unsigned, he elected not to play in the game.

Harrellson has a team now.

On Monday, the Miami Heat announced it had come to terms with the Kentucky fan favorite. Harrellson brings the Heat's roster up to 18, meaning Harrellson will have some competition to make the team opening day. However, his size, strength and rebounding could be a solid addition for the NBA's defending champions. The Heat won the title in 2012 with just two true centers seeing significant minutes during the postseason.

Harrellson's rookie season with the New York Knicks was marred by injury, but he showed promise. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 minutes in 37 games. He also made four starts in which he averaged 10.0 points and 8.5 rebounds. This offseason, the Knicks traded Harrellson to the Rockets, who released him due to a surplus of post players.

With Harrellson's new contracts, UK now has 23 former players signed to NBA teams. Also, notice the concentration of Kentucky players on the league's elite teams. Six of the 10 teams with the best overall records in the NBA last season have former Cats on their rosters.

Here is the updated list of UK players and their NBA teams:

Kelenna Azubuike - Cleveland Cavaliers
Eric Bledsoe - Los Angeles Clippers
Keith Bogans - Brooklyn Nets
DeMarcus Cousins - Sacramento Kings
Anthony Davis - New Orleans Hornets
Josh Harrellson - Miami Heat
Chuck Hayes - Sacramento Kings
Terrence Jones - Houston Rockets
Enes Kanter - Utah Jazz
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist - Charlotte Bobcats
Brandon Knight - Detroit Pistons
Doron Lamb - Milwaukee Bucks
DeAndre Liggins - Oklahoma City Thunder
Jamaal Magloire - Toronto Raptors
Jodie Meeks - Los Angeles Lakers
Darius Miller - New Orleans Hornets
Nazr Mohammed - Chicago Bulls
Daniel Orton - Oklahoma City Thunder
Patrick Patterson - Houston Rockets
Tayshaun Prince - Detroit Pistons
Rajon Rondo - Boston Celtics
Marquis Teague - Chicago Bulls
John Wall - Washington Wizards

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