Montrezl Harrell (AP Photo/Rusty Jones)
Philadelphia 76ers power forwardMontrezl Harrell was peppered with NBA questions by police during atraffic stop on, may 12 in Richmond, Kentucky.
TMZ Sports reported Wednesday thatHarrell was stopped for following another car too closely, andofficers made a decision to search the automobile after smelling marijuana. Whilethe search occurred, the cops asked the 2020 Sixth Man of the Yearabout a number of NBA topics.
“He’s an awesome person,” Harrellsaid when asked about former Charlotte Hornets teammate LaMelo Ball.”After all, regular kid. By the end of your day, people still got tounderstand he’s a youngster.”
The 28-year-old NEW YORK nativealso named the Sixers when asked concerning the league’s worst facilities to play at,and he proceeded to sign with Philly on Tuesday.
Police said they found three pounds of weed inthe vehicle, however they issued citations to Harrell and another man with him in the automobile before letting both go. Harrell, who was simply initially charged with a Class-D felony for trafficking significantly less than five pounds of marijuana, decided to plead guilty to be able to get a reduced charge of simple marijuana possessiona count that may beconditionally discharged in 12 months, per TMZ.
Harrell’s arrival to the 76ers markshis sixth NBA team since being selected by the Houston Rockets in the2015 draft. He’s also played for the Hornets, LA Clippers,LA Lakers and Washington Wizards.
His stay static in Charlotte was short,joining the team in a February trade and leaving as a free of charge agent overthe summer, but clearly he was impressed with Ball’s demeanor as a21-year-old rising star. The sensation was mutual.
“I really like Trezz already,” Ball toldreporters following the trade. “He just brings a lot of effortand keeps people locked in.”
Harrell has averaged 12.9 points, 5.3rebounds and 1.4 assists while shooting 62 percent from the fieldacross 458 NBA games. All but 29 of these appearances attended offthe bench, making him among the league’s most impactful reserves.
The former University of Louisvillestandout figures to become listed on P.J. Tucker and Georges Niang as keyfrontcourt depth behind projected starters Joel Embiid and TobiasHarris for the Sixers.
Philadelphia tips off the regularseason on Oct. 18 with a road game contrary to the Boston Celtics, anothertop-tier contender in the Eastern Conference.