His scoring total led the bench and represented Harris' fourth double-digit scoring effort in five preseason tilts. The third-year pro has made a solid case for a roster spot, especially for a
Harris will start Tuesday's preseason game against the Heat, Cody Taylor of Basketball Insiders reports.
Harris is coming off a solid performance in the team's preseason game Thursday against the Pistons, scoring 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting in 20 minutes. Now, in getting the start in the absence of Randy Foye, it's possible Harris could see even more minutes on the floor. With the shooting guard out of Virginia sitting on the bubble of Brooklyn's final roster cut, it's likely the team wants to get a good look at Harris in extended minutes.
The backup guard certainly got his preseason audition to a fine start, showing some nice touch from the field over his time on the court. Harris is still a long shot to make the final roster, but considering the
Harris (foot) signed a deal with the Nets on Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.
Harris' deal will reportedly be two years for $2 million, according to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN. The former Virginia standout was traded from Cleveland to Orlando in January of 2016 following foot surgery and was subsequently waived by the Magic. While only averaging 2.5 points per game so far in his two-year career, the 6-6 shooting guard enters a wide-open situation in Brooklyn, where he will compete with relatively unproven guards Isaiah Whitehead, Sean Kilpatrick, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson for playing time.
Joe Harris (foot) who was acquired by the Magic from the Cavaliers on Tuesday, will be waived by his new team, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Harris underwent surgery on his foot in Indianapolis on Tuesday and is expected to miss the remainder of the season, making him just a throw-in to a trade that was mostly about the Magic using their open roster spot to get some cash. The second-year guard appeared in just five games for the Cavaliers this season before requiring surgery on his foot. He's expected to be fully recovered by the summer and could receive an invite to join another team during training camps next fall.
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