With the 2022-23 campaign just a few weeks out now, Montrezl Harrell is preparing for another monster season. After playing 25 games for the Hornets last season, Trez was traded to Philly this summer and is expected to take the court as a backup center behind Joel Embiid.
On Twitter this week, the former Sixth Man of the Year built up hype for the new season with a special message to all the haters.
"Long as you know, got some from all you who turn your back and counted the kid out!” Harrell tweeted.
On the court, Harrell has a lot to offer the 76ers. As an explosive rebounder ad scorer, Trez is capable of scoring points in bunches and carries a huge spark with him wherever he goes.
Montrezl Harrell Signed With The 76ers After Escaping Felony Drug Charges
Sadly, he has had to deal with a personal crisis this offseason in the form of legal troubles. After getting caught with some marijuana weeks ago, he faced the possibility of jail time.
Charlotte Hornets forward Montrezl Harrell is facing felony drug charges stemming from a traffic stop in Richmond, Ky., last month.
According to Madison County, Ky., court records, Harrell was scheduled to be arraigned at 9 a.m. Monday to answer the traffic citation. Harrell, 28, was pulled over by a Kentucky state trooper at 9:58 a.m. on May 12 while traveling southbound on I-75 for following the vehicle in front of him too closely, according to the police records.
Trooper Jesse Owens stated he “upon stop observed odor of marijuana” from the silver 2020 Honda Pilot that Harrell was driving, according to the citation. Harrell, Owens wrote in the report, “admitted to being in possession of marijuana and produced a small amount from his sweatpants.” During a subsequent search of the vehicle, which the report states Harrell claims was rented, “three pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags” were found in a backpack in the back seat, according to the citation. He’s been charged with trafficking less than five pounds of marijuana.
Obviously, Harrell was able to avoid any serious repercussions and signed a deal with the Sixers shortly after settling the matter. It remains to be seen what kind of distraction the whole ordeal will cause him this year.
Regardless, Trez is only focused on being the best version of himself on the court. It's there that he can prove his worth and stick it to the haters once and for all.