Harris scored 15 (6-10 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) in 27 minutes in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio. Harris has averaged 9.7 points per game this season, a number that could be on the rise as his attempts per game rises. Wednesday marked the third consecutive game in which he shot the ball at least eight times, and he's averaged 12.7 points per game over that stretch. The rookie has been averaging 25.5 minutes per game and his scoring numbers could be on the rise as he continues to grow in his game early in the season.
Harris accumulated eight points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3PM) and five assists in Wednesday's 103-102 win over the Bucks. Harris has started all eight of Denver's games to begin his second year in the NBA. He hasn't been a major contributor offensively early on, having averages of 8.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Harris, being the starting shooting guard is someone to keep an eye on throughout the year as he continues to grow as a scorer.
Nuggets shooting guard Gary Harris had his team option picked up Sunday, per Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post. Harris is locked up in Denver for the season. He played in 55 games last season, averaging 3.4 points in 13 minutes per game. Harris will look to have a larger impact this year, battling with Randy Foye and Wilson Chandler for minutes. He has been averaging 28 minutes per game through the first three preseason games for the Nuggets.
Nuggets guard Gary Harris started at shooting guard in Tuesday's exhibition win over the Mavericks, scoring 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and pitching in with a rebound, steal, and assist. The Nuggets deployed both Harris and rookie first-rounder Emmanuel Mudiay in starting roles, with both young players logging 30-plus minutes on the evening. Mudiay seems fairly solidified in the lineup following the offseason trade of Ty Lawson, but Harris will need to prove in training camp and the preseason that he's a more capable shooting guard option than either Randy Foye or Wilson Chandler. Harris has flashed some ability at both ends of the court during his brief tenure with the Nuggets and boasts more upside than either of his competitors, but the veteran savvy of Foye and Chandler may be enough to keep the second-year guard waiting for a full-time starting role.
Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler and guard Gary Harris were able to play in Wednesday night's 119-101 win over the Lakers. Both Chandler and Harris were dealing with an illness heading into the game. Chandler scored nine points and had eight rebounds. Harris had nine points and one rebound. Guard Ty Lawson entered Wednesday probable with a forearm injury. He played and scored 16 points and had eight assists. Forward Darrell Arthur entered the game doubtful with a calf injury and did not play.
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