The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Joe Harris to a deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Free agent guard Joe Harris has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 14, 2016
Harris is a two-year veteran that played just five games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015-2016, scoring a total of 3 points over 15 minutes of game time, before he was traded to the Orlando Magic and then immediately waived. Last season, he underwent foot surgery in early January that effectively ended his season after he was dealt and then cut, so this is his shot at an NBA comeback.
Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops reports that it’s a 2-year, 2 million deal for Harris:
Source: Brooklyn Nets and Joe Harris have agreed to a 2-year, $2 million deal.
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 14, 2016
However, Harris can certainly shoot — the former Virginia Cavalier tallied 12.0 points and raked in nearly 2 three-pointers a game during his senior year in 2013-2014. After missing out on Allen Crabbe and Tyler Johnson last weekend, the Nets have been on the prowl for more shooting and Harris fits the bill. For now, anything with player development guru Kenny Atkinson at the helm is feasibly possible, so Harris distinctly falls under the low-risk, high-reward category signing that the Nets’ front office has talked about making.
The Nets’ roster now stands at 13 players, so unless general manager Sean Marks has something up his sleeve, this may likely be close to the team that’ll tip off for real in November.