According to a source familiar with the situation, Harrellson is one of several big men the Heat have recently workout out.
Harrellson, whose workout with the Heat was reported by ESPN, averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in an average of 14.6 minutes last season as a rookie with the Knicks, shooting 20 of 59 on 3-pointers.
The Heat are expected to open the season with power forward Chris Bosh as their starting center, with power forward Udonis Haslem as the primary backup.
The Heat also have attracted the interest of free-agent center Chris Andersen, who recently bypassed a lucrative European offer in order to be available for the Heat.
Miami would only be able to offer Anderson the NBA minimum salary because that is all they have available to offer.
Michael MitarotondaI think Chris Anderson would be a better fit for the Heat than Harrellson. Don’t me wrong, Harrellson is a talented, young player. Anderson just has better flexibility to run the court and is more of a lock down player defensively. He would be a nice compliment to James and Wade running the floor. On the other hand Harrellson knows how to hustle and will use the motivation of something to prove to get better.