|2014 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 19th overall by Chicago.|
|2014 NBA Draft||NBA||Draft rights traded by Chicago, along with the draft rights to Jusuf Nurkic (#16) and a 2015 second round pick (#53, Sir'Dominic Pointer), to Denver in exchange for the draft rights to Doug McDermott (#11) and Anthony Randolph.|
|8th July, 2014||NBA||Signed four year, $7,312,615 rookie scale contract with Denver. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.|
|11th October, 2015||NBA||Denver exercised 2016/17 team option.|
|20th October, 2016||NBA||Denver exercised 2017/18 team option.|
|12th October, 2017||NBA||Signed a four year, $74 million extension with Denver.|
|2012 - 2014||Michigan State (NCAA)|
|June 2014 - present||Denver Nuggets (NBA)|
June 29, 2018
SG - 6’4, 210lbs - 23 years old - 4 years of experience
Harris came into the league with that most hallowed thing – three-and-D potential. And he has lived up to it. But he has also lived up to a lot more than it.
It helps everything he does to be paired with Nikola Jokic. A spotter and cutter like Harris benefits greatly from an excellent passer and chronic cutter-feeder like him, and likewise, Harris makes Jokic look good too. They help each other. They pair well. They are a core.
But Harris is doing more than just hit the easy ones. Harris is creating now, becoming a go-to player of sorts off the dribble. He is being more aggressive and, with his changes of direction and spin moves and the like, and his ability to finish at the basket once he gets there, he is being more skilled, too.
Look at that field goal percentage. Then remember that that is not just from being set up.
If one was to nitpick, picking up his level of offensive play seems to have cost Harris some of the defence his made his name on. It is odd how often that happens, but it has happened again here, as he gives up opposing guard penetration more than he used to. Relying too much on his hands rather than his feet, Harris needs to stay engaged with this end, as reputation alone will not get it done. He could also stand to tighten up his somewhat loose handle somewhat. Nevertheless, Gary Harris is playing like a near-All-Star shooting guard.
Player Plan: About to start his four year, $74 million extension and worth the money.
June 29, 2017
, 6’4, 210lbs, 22 years old, 3 years of experience
Big spike in production this year due in part to Jokic and his ridiculous ability to find any cutter ever, but also in larger part due to Harris’s willingness to work with that and stay in motion. Hugely efficient now offen-sively, in terms of both his own scoring (.611% true shooting from a two-guard) and his turnover rates (9.8% turnover percentage versus 13.6% assist percentage), all the while playing big minutes when healthy. Must recommit to keeping the defensive levels up, however, because his own individual defensive metrics suffered just as much as his team’s did as a unit. Nevertheless, worthy of a big extension.
June 17, 2014
|Gary Harris distracted by thoughts of his own mortality at the wrong moment.|