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Center Montrez Harrell, who was named the best reserve player in the NBA in the 2019/20 season, will continue his career with the Philadelphia Sixers

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Center Montrez Harrell agreed on a contract with the NBA club “Philadelphia Sixers”. About this informed ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski.

The 28-year-old American will sign a two-year contract with the new team.

The NBA star was caught with 1.3 kg of marijuana in his car

Montrez Harrell

Earlier this year, Harrell was embroiled in a drug scandal. A police officer stopped a basketball player’s car on May 12 in Richmond, Kentucky, because he was driving too close to the car in front. The police officer said in the report that he smelled marijuana, and Harrell admitted to having a small amount of marijuana in his pants. During a search of the car, a backpack with three vacuum bags containing marijuana with a total weight of 1.3 kg was found in the back seat.

Central was charged with drug smuggling, which could have brought him up to five years in prison. As a result, he made a deal with the investigation, pleading guilty to the lesser crime of drug possession. For this, he received a probationary period of 12 months, in case of violation of the law during this period, Harel will have to spend 30 days in prison.

In the 2019/20 season, Harrell was recognized as the best reserve player in the NBA. He started last season with the Washington Wizards, but was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 11.4 points and 4.9 rebounds.

Harrell became a free agent in the summer.

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