Montrezl Harrell, Rockets Agree to Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

September 19th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The Houston Rockets announced a contract agreement with rookie forward Montrezl Harrell on Saturday. The team selected the Louisville product with the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.

Mark Berman of KRIV reports it's a three-year deal worth $3.1 million. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle notes the signing means the Rockets are now hard-capped, which limits their flexibility in relation to the salary cap, including not being able to take on salary in trades.

Harrell was a force during his final season at Louisville. He averaged 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds while shooting 57 percent from the field. He proved that what he lacks in size (6'8'') for a power forward, he makes up for with a tremendous work rate on the floor.

The success continued during a Summer League stint with the Rockets. He checked in at 16.5 points and eight rebounds across four games. Rockets assistant coach J.B. Bickerstaff raved about what the rookie will be able to do once he gets acclimated to the NBA level, as noted by Feigen.

"His thing is his motor," Bickerstaff said. "He makes plays other people can't ma ...

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