Harris (concussion) will not play in Saturday's game against the Mavericks, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. The Nuggets will be cautious with Harris after the guard sustained a concussion during Friday's loss to the Spurs. While the team has yet to make an official announcement regarding a replacement, Denver could opt to keep it's bench rotation intact, meaning Randy Foye could see a spot start at shooting guard in place of Harris. However, even if Foye does get the start, expect Will Barton to see an increase in minutes -- he's averaging 13.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 26.4 minutes this season.
Harris is questionable for Saturday's tilt in Dallas due to concussion-like symptoms, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports. This is somewhat surprising as there was nothing reported about Harris suffering a concussion in Friday's loss to the Spurs. He did only record five points, one rebound, three assists, one steal and one three in 25 minutes. The 25 minutes was his fewest since Nov. 13, and his relatively poor numbers can likely be attributed to suffering a head injury at some point in the contest. Teams tend to be cautious with concussion-like symptoms, so Harris is likely a true game-time decision Saturday in Dallas. Expect an update prior to tip-off.
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.
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