Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
If you just looked at Josh Harrellson's 29.96 PER, you'd think he was a superstar.
Take another look and you'll see that the 3.3 minutes per game he's averaging, in just three games this season, isn't meaningful at all.
One would think that with the lack of size the Miami Heat have in the paint they'd give the 6'10'', 275-pound Harrellson more minutes. But the Heat have done nothing more than keep him on the bench until scrub time.
Harrellson's stint with the Heat, unfortunately, gets filed under the same category as Tim Tebow's time with the Jets—a complete waste of potential. I mean, if you're not going to play a guy, don't sign him—especially when there are teams that could use his services.
Last year with the New York Knicks, Harrellson brought excitement off the bench, and he even averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. Sure, that's not going to transform the championship Heat, but at the same time, it shows that he could be utilized more than he currently is.
The Heat get a "D" for signing Harrellson, and the only reason it isn't an "F" is because there's still time for the Heat to insert him into the lineup a bit more.