Julian Garcia caught up with Devin Harris yesterday, and he made it clear that he hopes the Nets take another PG in the draft. Quoting the article:
Still, Harris believes drafting a point guard would make sense because he and Dooling are often on the court at the same time. In fact, Harris said, going with a lineup like that more next season, with Carter playing small forward, has been “talked about” by players and coachLawrence Frankand team presidentRod Thorn. Frank went with Harris and Dooling in the backcourt and Carter at small forward toward the end of the season and the Nets thrived. The Nets also used Carter at point guard frequently, but they would rather stay away from that as much as possible since he’s such a scoring threat.
It is interesting, but I disagree with Devin. Sure, a 3rd PG is important for the Nets (especially because we use Dooling at the SG as well as at the PG) but the team has much more important needs. They need a starting PF, and if one of the “big three” in my mind are available (Jordan Hill, DeJuan Blair, or James Johnson) we should draft one of them.
Now if they are all off the board (I don’t see that happening) and Earl Clark is gone, then we should look at the PGs available.
Devin Harris was also on First Take this morning, and it was an interesting interview. He talked about how the team asks him his opinion about who he is interested in, during the draft. He also chatted about his buzzer beater, if he wants LeBron on the Nets (“Sure, but I think he is staying in Cleveland”), and how it feels not to be in the playoffs (“It hurts, I’d rather be playing instead of watching”). He then closed out the interview with a great impression of Avery Johnson.
It is good to see a Nets’ player getting out there and doing a whole bunch of different stuff for the media. It is starting to look like Devin Harris is going to be the face of the Nets for years to come.