Nets Sign Joe Harris

JULY 19: The Nets have officially signed Harris, the team announced today in a press release. Per NetsDaily (Twitter link), it’s a two-year, minimum-salary pact that’s guaranteed for the first year. The second year becomes guaranteed for $250K if Harris is still under contract beyond October 31, 2017.

JULY 13: The Nets and unrestricted free agent Joe Harris have agreed to a contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (Twitter link). It will be a two-year deal, according to Harris’ agency, Priority Sports (via Twitter). The amount of the arrangement is unknown, nor if it includes any guaranteed salary.

Brooklyn had to settle for Harris after missing out on Tyler Johnson and Allen Crabbe, whom they had signed to offer sheets early in free agency. The players’ respective teams matched the Nets’ offers, dashing GM Sean Marks‘ hope of rebuilding the team’s backcourt this offseason. Harris has failed to impress thus far in the league, but a new start under coach Kenny Atkinson may help to jumpstart his career.

The Magic waived Harris shortly after acquiring him via trade from the Cavaliers in January, with the shooting guard set to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery on his right foot. Harris is expected to be at full-speed when training camp begins. The 24-year-old only appeared in five contests for the Cavs this past season, averaging 0.6 points in 3 minutes of action per game. His career numbers through 56 regular season appearances are 2.5 points and 0.8 rebounds on 39.5% shooting.

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4 thoughts on “Nets Sign Joe Harris

  1. Pihc123

    He can shoot the ball. Little to no dribbling skills he’s a catch and shoot guy. He can finish at the rim. Needs help on D but for age not bad.

  2. bobhutt99

    Please tell the truth would anyone pay to buy a ticket to the scrubs the Nets assembled for this season. They will not win 15 games. My prediction is that they go 11-71. Even that win total may be too high. The Nets have no draft choices until 2019. There only asset is Brook Lopez. Might as well trade him now before he’s injured again. How in the world is former GM Billy King still with this team? Who in their right mind trades valuable unprotected draft choice for two dinosaurs who were collecting Social Security when they got them.

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