Nuggets GM Tim Connelly said Thursday that Harris is still viewed as the team's starting shooting guard, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. After seeing limited court time as a rookie in 2014-15, Harris claimed the starting job in his second year in the league after Arron Afflalo bolted for the Knicks in free agency and Wilson Chandler missed all of last season after undergoing hip surgery. Over 76 appearances, Harris averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals across 32.1 minutes per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor, but at this stage of his career, he's more polished as a defender than he is on the offensive end. Perhaps in an effort to address that deficiency in Harris' game, the Nuggets added combo guard Jamal Murray, who profiles as more of a scorer, with the No. 7 overall pick in last Thursday's draft, and nabbed three-point threat Malik Beasley with the No. 19 pick. While the Nuggets may very well proceed with Harris as their starter, it's hard to imagine him seeing his minutes or production increase now that Murray and Beasley are in the fold, along with a healthy Chandler.
Harris (groin) will play and start in Wednesday's matchup with the Trail Blazers. Harris was questionable heading into this contest due to a sore groin, but he has officially been announced as a starter. He did not miss any time prior to this game, so expect him to take on his normal workload.
Harris (groin) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's game against Portland, Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post reports. At this point, it looks as if Harris' groin feels well enough to play in Wednesday's regular season finale. The guard has enjoyed a nice sophomore season, recording 12.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
Harris is questionable for Wednesday with groin soreness, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Harris is in danger of missing the season finale, having not missed a game since Dec. 8. Look for a decision to be made after the team goes through shootaround on Wednesday morning. If he is ruled out, look for Will Barton to be bumped into the starting rotation.
Harris scored a game-high 19 points (6-11 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 36 minutes in Saturday's 115-106 loss to the Kings. With backcourt mate Emmanuel Mudiay in foul trouble and eventually fouling out, Harris stepped up with his best scoring total since Mar. 4 versus the Nets. He was hot from beyond the arc, equaling the season high in three-pointers that he'd set back on Dec. 30 versus Portland. While he's only hit or eclipsed the 20-point mark in five games all season, Harris serves a modest but consistent source of scoring and rebounds in all formats.
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