The Wizards have added a fourth player to the training camp roster in 6-10 center/power forward Josh Harrellson, a person with knowledge of the situation told CSNmidatlantic.com. He was a second-round draft pick in 2011 out of Kentucky where he also was a teammate of John Wall. The deal is non-guaranteed.
Harrellson, who came out a year after Wall was taken by the Wizards with the No. 1 overall pick, joins Jaleel Roberts, Toure' Murry and Ish Smith when camp opens Sept. 29 on the campus of Towson University in Baltimore Country. The Wizards have the maximum 15 players with guaranteed contracts and can sign a maximum of five free agents for camp.
Harrellson was drafted by the New York Knicks and spent one season with the Miami Heat before going to Puerto Rico and China to play. He returned to play for the Detroit Pistons for 2013-14 and went back overseas.
His best season was as a rookie averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 37 appearances with the Knicks.
While it's unlikely that the Wizards will release a player under a guaranteed deal to make room for a free agent this season, they are holding early auditions for big men in 2016-17. Marcin Gortat is the only true low post player under contract after this season and tabs have been kept on Roberts, for instance, specifically for that reason.