January 23, 2012
Manny Harris — Harris was cut by the Cavaliers, in favor of undrafted rookie Mychel Thompson, on account of the fact that he’s just too wild. That, plus his lack of size and his underwhelming catch-and-shoot jumper, has rendered Harris’ versatile talents on the outskirts of the league, as he doesn’t really have a defined role.
January 10, 2011
In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.
Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.
July 17, 2010
Harris was both the benefactor and the victim of quite how bad Michigan were last year. They had Manny Harris, they had DeShawn Sims, and then they had absolutely nothing else. The offense involved passing it around the perimeter for 30 seconds, trying to find an open three point shooter, yet the team had no good three point shooters. If they couldn't get one, they'd give it to Harris and ask him to create off the dribble. And while he was OK at that, he's not great. Harris puts up numbers; he's willing to rebound, gambles for steals, is athletic and scores in transition, but he's a bit small and doesn't have a good outside jumpshot.