Miami Heat Player Countdown: #169-165

Chris Trotman

Check out today's trip down memory lane at Hot Hot Hoops. Today, join us for a career review of Josh Harrellson, Luke Jackson, Harold Jamison, Ken Johnson, and Shaun Livingston.

169. Josh Harrellson

Josh Harrellson is a 6'10" center from St. Charles, MO. Born on February 12th, 1989, he played three seasons of college hoops for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. The New Orleans Hornets selected him in the second round of the 2011 draft with the 45th overall pick. The Hornets sent him directly to the New York Knicks for cash considerations.

Harrellson spent 2011-12 with New York as a depth option on the bench. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15 minutes per game, getting into 37 contests. After the season ended, the Knicks traded him to the Houston Rockets with Jerome Jordan, Toney Douglas, and a future draft pick for Marcus Camby.

Harrellson was waived before training camp, where the Heat signed him to a $354,197 contract. In 31 minutes over six games with Miami, he hit four-of-nine field goal attempts and grabbed seven rebounds. His best game was on November 11th, when he went perfect from the field, scoring five points with four rebounds in only three and a half minutes of game action in a 104-86 Heat loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He later played in Puerto Rico, and is currently with the Chongquin Fly Dragons in China.

All-Time Statline: One season, six games, 5.2 minutes, 1.7 points 1.2 rebounds, 0.0 assists, 0.2 steals, 0.2 blocks, 8.5 PER, 0.0 win shares.

168. Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson is a 6'7" small forward from Eugene, OR. The lefty, born on November 6th, 1981, played four seasons with the University of Oregon Ducks in college. After graduating with the Class of 2004, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him in the first round of the draft, with the 10th overall selection.

Jackson spent two seasons in Cleveland, as injuries limited him to only 46 appearances. He scored three points and a rebound in eight minutes of action on an average night with the Cavaliers. In 2006-07, he made appearances with the Los Angeles Clippers (three games) and the Toronto Raptors (10 games).

Jackson signed on with Miami a few games into the 2007-08 campaign for $279,415. He played 15 minutes in his first appearance for the club on December 13th, scoring four points (on two-of-six shooting) with three rebounds and two assists in a 104-91 Heat loss to the Washington Wizards. He would go on to register in double digits four times over his 14 game Heat career, including 14 points on three occasions. His best night came on January 29th, when he hit four-of-five three-point attempts with two rebounds and a steal in a 117-87 loss to the Boston Celtics.

All-Time Statline: One season, 14 games, 16.3 minutes, 5.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals, 0.0 blocks, 9.1 PER, 0.0 win shares.

167. Harold Jamison

Harold Jamison, born November 20th, 1976, was a 6'8" power forward from Orangeburg, SC. He attended Clemson, lettering four times. He averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds during his senior season, graduating with the Class of 1999.

After going undrafted, Jamison signed a free agent contract with Miami prior to 1999 training camp for $301,875. In 12 Heat games, he shot 35% from the field (seven-for-20) and an unbelievable 22.2% from the foul line (four-for-18). On March 21st he scored six points and grabbed eight rebounds in only 17 minutes in an 82-77 Heat setback at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks.

After playing 2000-01 in Poland, Jamison got another call for the NBA, playing part of 2001-02 with the Los Angeles Clippers (25 games). After that, he rejoined his club in Poland, also making appearances in Italy, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Ukraine, and Lebanon. He is currently rostered with Bejjeh, in the Lebanese League.

All-Time Statline: One season, 12 games 6.2 minutes, 1.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 0.2 steals, 0.1 blocks, 6.6 PER, 0.0 win shares.

166. Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson was a 6'11" center from Detroit, MI. Born on February 1st, 1978, he was a four year starter for Ohio State before graduating with the Class of 2001. Miami selected him in the second round of the draft, 48th overall.

Johnson did not make the cut with Miami out of training camp, instead playing his inaugural professional season between Scandone Avellino in the Italian League and the NBA D-League Dakota Wizards. He signed on with the Heat before the 2002-03 season for $349,458.

Of his 16 NBA game appearances, his best were his last two. On April 13th, he scored eight points with seven rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes, as the Heat dropped a 94-86 decision to the Boston Celtics. In his final showing, he scored eight with 10 boards, a block and a steal in 33 minutes as the Heat closed the season with a rare win, defeating the Toronto Raptors 103-99.

Johnson continued his professional career after the season in France, South Korea, China, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, and Estonia, last in 2010 with Kalev/Cramo.

All-Time Statline: One season, 16 games, 9.8 minutes, 2.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.0 assists, 0.1 steals, 0.8 blocks, 6.1 PER, 0.0 win shares.

165. Shaun Livingston

Shaun Livingston is a 6'7" point guard from Peoria, IL. Born on September 11th, 1985, he was committed to Duke University after high school. Instead, he decided to declare for the draft, where he was selected fourth overall by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Livingston appeared in 145 contests for the Clippers over the next three seasons, playing 28 minutes a night and averaging 7.4 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. An injury forced him to sit out the 2007-08 season.

Livingston got his start on the comeback trail with the Heat, signing a free agent contract during the 2008 offseason. He made four appearances off the bench for Miami, having very little impact while averaging just over 10 minutes per contest. He went a collective three-for-eight from the field, never scoring more than three or less than two. He also dished out four assists and grabbed two rebounds. The Heat shipped him off to the Memphis Grizzlies on January 7th with cash for a draft pick (never received).

Livingston has since played with the Oklahoma City Thunder (18 games), the Washington Wizards (43 games), the Charlotte Bobcats (73 games), the Milwaukee Bucks (58 games), and the Cleveland Cavaliers (49 games).

Reportedly, Livingston has agreed to a one-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets for the veteran minimum as the backup point guard.

All-Time Statline: One season, four games, 10.3 minutes, 2.3 points, 0.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.0 blocks, 5.4 PER, 0.0 win shares.

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