Justin Harper 's second 10-day contract with the Pistons expired Tuesday, and the team announced he wouldn't be signed for the remainder of the season, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Harper was brought in by the Pistons in late February to provide depth at forward while Anthony Tolliver (knee) and Stanley Johnson (shoulder) were out with injuries. The 26-year-old lost his rotation spot when those two players returned to full health, and he'll finish his stint with the Pistons with averages of 2.6 points over seven minutes in five appearances. Coach Stan Van Gundy indicated that the Pistons didn't have any immediate plans to add another player to fill the vacant roster spot.
Justin Harper will sign a second 10-day deal with the Detroit Pistons on Friday, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com reports.
Harper has appeared sparingly in three games while on his first 10-day deal, but the Pistons have apparently been impressed enough with what they've seen to keep the Richmond product around for at least another week-and-a-half. Once this second contract expires, Detroit will either have to release Harper or sign him for the remainder of the season.
Justin Harper will sign a 10-day contract with the Pistons, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Harper has been playing in the D-League with the Los Angeles D-Fenders after being waived by the Nets back in late-October of 2015. The 26-year-old will look to make his first appearance for an NBA squad since the 2011-12 season where he had 14 outings with the Magic. Although, Harper should have a tough time finding rotational minutes in Detroit, even if he's ultimately given another 10-day contract or signed for the remainder of the season.
Justin Harper was waived by the Nets on Monday, NBA.com reports.
Harper and guard Dahntay Jones represented the Nets' final cuts as they trimmed their roster down to 15. The 26-year-old Harper could opt to return overseas, after spending the 2014-15 campaign with Sidigas Avellino of Italy.
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