MARCH 9: The Mavs have officially signed Harris to a 10-day deal, according to a press release from the team. Dallas’ roster is now back up to 15 players.
MARCH 8: In addition to signing Jarrod Uthoff, as was reported earlier today, the Mavericks are also expected to call up guard Manny Harris from the D-League, reports Dwain Price of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram (via Twitter). Assuming the club finalizes 10-day contracts with both Uthoff and Harris, Dallas’ 15-man roster will once again be full.
Harris, 27, has played in 89 total regular season NBA contests for the Cavaliers and Lakers, but he hasn’t appeared in an NBA game since the 2013/14 season. Since then, he has played primarily in the D-League. As a member of Dallas’ NBADL affiliate – the Texas Legends – this season, Harris has been one of the most prolific scorers in the league, averaging 26.2 PPG to go along with 7.6 RPG, 4.0 APG, and 2.1 SPG.
Few teams have used 10-day contracts more often this season than the Mavs — Uthoff and Harris will be the fifth and sixth players to sign 10-day deals with the club this year. Of those players, only Yogi Ferrell has earned a full-season contract so far.
Uthoff and Harris will be stepping in for Ben Bentil and Quinn Cook, who are headed back to their respective D-League clubs after their 10-day contracts with the Mavs expired last night. Cook, in particular, looked like a candidate to get a second 10-day deal from Dallas, but perhaps that will happen later this season if he doesn’t catch on with another NBA team.