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Report: Harrell drug charge reduced to misdemeanor, opening door for him to sign

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 08: Montrezl Harrell #8 of the Charlotte Hornets drives against Nikola Vucevic #9 of the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 08, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Montrezl Harrell is arguably the best frontcourt player to still on the market as a free agent, his availability largely due to the fact he had a felony arrest for marijuana possession hanging over him in Kentucky.

That felony is about to become a misdemeanor, according to multiple reports. From Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:

This opens the door for the former Sixth Man of the Year to sign somewhere as a free agent.

Harrell was traded to Charlotte from Washington at the deadline last season, but he averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds a game off the bench last season, with an efficient 67.2 true shooting percentage. Harrell is an innings eater during the regular season that could help many teams — he plays hard, stays in his lane and plays to his strengths, and is a strong pick-and-roll big who is solid on the glass. He’s not a great defender, he doesn’t stretch the floor, and would see his role shrink (and maybe disappear) in the playoffs, but for the first 82 games he can be relied on nightly to contribute.

He showed recently at the Drew League he still has some game.

Don’t be surprised if Harrell finds a new NBA home soon.