MIAMI -

The Miami Heat have signed big man Josh Harrellson.

Harrellson is being given a 10-day contract.

Harrellson signed with the Heat during the offseason.

The Heat cut him within the last week.

Harrellson is affectionately known as "Jorts" because he used to wear jean shorts.

The Heat hope signing Harrellson and Jarvis Varnado will help with the team's rebounding problem.

Miami plays at Portland on Thursday.