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Gary Harris | Guard

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Michigan State
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Garry Harris' rookie deal with the Denver Nuggets is for $6.1 million over four years.
Harris was projected to be a lottery pick but he dropped to 19th overall in the 2014 draft. He was hot-and-cold during this past Summer League in Vegas, dropping 33 points in one game against the Raptors, then shooting 1-of-12 the very next night against the Bulls. Harris is very talented, but he needs to crack the Nuggets' rotation first before he can even be considered a fantasy hoops option. Jul 31 - 4:41 PM

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Gary Harris was on the bad end of the spectrum on Sunday, making just 1-of-12 from the field for nine points with five boards, one assist, two steals and two turnovers

He put up 33 points on Saturday and the Bulls put a choke-hold on his ability to attack the rim. Harris' big game was obviously a fluke, but at least we know he's capable of being a big-time scorer. It'll likely be a couple years before he's getting minutes in the high 20s.
Jul 13 - 10:19 PM

Gary Harris was spectacular vs. the Raptors on Saturday, scoring 33 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

He shot 10-of-17 from the field on his way to a very efficient game. Harris could have been a lottery pick, but he slipped all the way down to 19 in the draft. The Spartan is in a bad spot for playing time and will have to somehow leapfrog Arron Afflalo and/or Randy Foye. That's not going to happen any time soon.
Jul 12 - 10:08 PM

Nuggets sign G Gary Harris.

He was a full participant in the second day of mini-camp on Wednesday and he'll be ready to go in Las Vegas Summer League. Harris was expected to go in the lottery, but fell to 19th in the draft last month. The Nuggets won't have much playing time available for him with Arron Afflalo and Randy Foye more than capable of handling the minutes at shooting guard. Plus, Nate Robinson (knee) could back in the early part of the season.
Jul 9 - 2:24 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said on Friday that Gary Harris is a "long-term play."

"I think Brian is an 'open competition' coach, and if [Harris and Jusuf Nurkic] come in and earn minutes, great," Connelly said. "But I like what's in front of them and I like the guys they are going to be able to learn from." The Nuggets got themselves a bit of a steal with Harris at 19, who some had projected as a top-10 pick. The addition of Arron Afflalo doesn't help Harris, so he's not on the radar in re-drafts.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 28 - 10:04 AM

The Nuggets drafted Michigan State G Gary Harris with the 19th pick in the draft, which they acquired from the Bulls in the Doug McDermott trade.

Harris is immediately being called the steal of the draft, as he fell farther than most thought he would, probably due to his size. He could be another Brad Beal, which is a good comparison. Harris led the Spartans in scoring at 16.7 points per game with most of his output coming beyond the paint. Harris was still able to make 50.2 percent of his two-point shots despite 74.7 percent of his shots coming as jump shots. The 6’4" guard is a bit undersized, so he may have an even tougher time scoring inside than he did as a Spartan.
Jun 26 - 9:37 PM

Michigan State SG Gary Harris measured 6'2" without shoes at the draft combine in Chicago, and his 6'7" wingspan was the third-smallest of all measured wing players.

"I have played against bigger guards in the Big Ten all year and I was able to hold my own," Harris said. "I know it’s a different level in the NBA, but just because I might not be typical size for an NBA two guard, I still feel like I can go out there and compete and play." Harris, a projected lottery pick, averaged 16.7 points last season while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 35.2 percent from downtown.
May 16 - 10:56 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Randy Foye
3Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Alonzo Gee
PF1Kenneth Faried
2J.J. Hickson
3Darrell Arthur
C1Timofey Mozgov
2JaVale McGee
3Jusuf Nurkic