Pistons, C Harrellson ink 2-year deal

The Detroit Pistons signed center 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 offseason and signed free agents Josh Smith, Chauncey Billups,

Luigi Datome and re-signed Will Bynum.