NBA free agents 2014: Pistons release Josh Harrellson?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The 25-year-old center's cryptic tweet suggests that his time in Detroit is over. Godspeed, Big Jorts.

When the Detroit Pistons came to terms with Aaron Gray, most folks assumed it meant the end for Josh Harrellson. We're still waiting for an official announcement, but his latest tweet suggests that shoe has finally dropped:

Harrellson barely played in his lone season with the Pistons, appearing in just 32 games and playing just 317 minutes. He shot well when he had the chance -- he converted 38.7 percent of his 3-point attempts -- but he played his final game of the season on Feb. 1, sitting out the rest of the season because of a sore left knee.

The Pistons reportedly wanted to let him audition for a roster spot in summer league, but a back injury prevented that from happening. The timing couldn't have been worse: the Pistons needed to make a decision about the second year of Harrellson's contract by July 20, at which point it'd be guaranteed.

Instead of crossing their fingers and hoping for the best, it seems they decided to cut him loose and replace him with Gray. We'll update this post if/when the Pistons make an official announcement.

Update 7/15: It's finally official.

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