Hornets Sign Terrel Harris To 10-Day Contract

March 8 2013 at 10:23am CST By Luke Adams

10:23am: The Hornets have officially signed Harris to a 10-day contract, the team announced today in a press release.

12:24am: With Austin Rivers potentially out for the rest of the season with a broken hand, the Hornets will add another backcourt player to the roster. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein (via Twitter), that player will be Terrel Harris, who is expected to receive a 10-day contract from New Orleans on Friday.

Harris, 25, was waived earlier this season by the Heat, just before his contract became guaranteed. The Oklahoma State product, who appeared in 29 games in parts of two seasons with Miami, had been playing in the D-League since being let go by the Heat, averaging 12.5 PPG and 7.2 RPG in 12 contests with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

The Hornets currently have 14 players under contract, so no corresponding roster move will be required to clear a spot for Harris. When the agreement is finalized, Harris will become the second player to receive a 10-day contract from New Orleans this week as the team adds injury replacements. The Hornets signed Henry Sims to a 10-day deal on Sunday, just two days after announcing that Jason Smith would miss the rest of the season with a torn labrum.

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