According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski report on December 6, the Philadelphia 76ers signed free agent Montrezl Harrell on a two-year contract worth $5.2 million.
Montrezl Harrell was the NBA’s Best of the Year in the 2019/20 season. Harrell is also one of the players coached by current 76ers coach Doc Rivers. The two worked together for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2017 to 2020.
According to ESPN statistics, Harrell is the only bench player to have contributed at least 5,000 points in the last five seasons. Another basketball player is Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson. The arrival of the 28-year-old basketball player to the Philadelphia 76ers can add to the thickness of the Philadelphia 76ers lineup. The presence of Harrell can be a good direction for the Sixers in increasing contributions from the bench. Harrell himself became the Sixers’ fifth free contract. Last season Harrell was ranked 28th in the NBA where he was able to contribute points from the other players.
In the 2019-2020 season, Harrell managed to devour the title as the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year while on the Los Angeles Clippers team. The Sixers last season stalled in the semifinals after losing six games to the Miami Heat. This time it is trying to prepare for the new season by extending the contract of star James Harden.
Sources suggest that the signing of James Harden was key to Harrell joining the Philadelphia 76ers. When Harrell played for the Houston Rockets, he had a very close relationship with teammate Harden.
Harrell is scary when he holds the ball in the paint area. Harrell was able to release hard dunks and snatch the rebound quite well. However, Harrell also has weaknesses like humans in general, namely shooting accuracy and body posture that is classified as a bigman.
Last season Harrell averaged 13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.0 rebounds in 71 games, in which he only dropped three times as a starter.
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