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Gary Harris | Guard | #14

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Michigan State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (19) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Gary Harris (groin) remains questionable for Wednesday's season opener, coach Michael Malone said.
Harris was initially expected to miss 4-6 weeks after partially tearing his groin back in the first week of October. He had been making encouraging progress of late, but it certainly wouldn't be surprising if he ended up missing the first game(s) of the season. Oct 24 - 3:48 PM

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Gary Harris (groin) did not practice on Sunday.

Harris is still hopeful that he'll be able to suit up for opening night, but acknowledged that if he's still not able to practice by Monday, then he'll begin the year on the sidelines. The worst-case scenario for Harris would be him returning by early-November, so it's not like he's dealing with a significant injury. He offers mid-round upside, but can easily be had towards the later rounds due to this injury.
Oct 23 - 2:43 PM

According to coach Michael Malone, Gary Harris (groin) could play in the season opener.

Wow. Malone said that Harris is way ahead of schedule which contradicts a report by the Denver Post on Thursday. Malone added that he has a "real chance" to play in the opener, so this should improve his draft stock. Harris has mid-round upside and will be the starter at SG when healthy, so take advantage of his discounted price while you still can.
Oct 21 - 1:15 PM

The Nuggets have picked up their team option on Gary Harris.

A report by Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post on Thursday indicated the Harris is still "a ways away" from playing, but his current timetable has him returning the court in early November. Once healthy, Harris will be the starting SG and he has mid-round upside for his treys and steals, so he's definitely worth taking in the late rounds.
Source: Real GM
Oct 21 - 9:54 AM

Gary Harris (groin) is still "a ways away" from playing, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.

It's been mostly positives on Harris lately with the third-year guard doing some shooting pre-game. There isn't a formal timetable on Harris, but the window based on a handful or reports seems to be at some point in early November. Despite the Nuggets taking two shooting guards in the first round, Harris should still get plenty of run. His injury caused him to slide to become a solid pick in the last two rounds.
Oct 20 - 7:31 PM

Gary Harris (groin) won't rule out playing in the season opener, but added that it's not a target date either.

"I’m just going day by day, just trying to get better each day," Harris said. "That’s two weeks down the road: We’ll see. I’m just trying to get better each day." He got up some shots on Thursday and said he felt "fine," but he said that was the first day that he tried to do anything. A return in early November is probably a little more realistic, but savvy fantasy owners shouldn't be afraid to pounce on his discounted price.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 14 - 11:45 AM

Michael Malone said he expects Gary Harris (right groin) to be back in action in 3-4 weeks.

Harris' initial timetable was set at 4-6 weeks, so the 3-4 week timetable does seem a bit aggressive. Still, Malone maintains that he expects Harris to be good to go when the regular season tips, so it doesn't sound like this groin injury is a significant one. He's a late mid-round target.
Oct 6 - 3:33 PM

Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said he expects Gary Harris (right groin) to be ready for the regular season.

Malone said he expects Harris to miss a "couple weeks", but thinks the guard will be ready for the regular season opener. While such a quick return would be a bit of a surprise, it helps elevate Harris beyond a late-round flier after averaging 14.3 points post-All Star Break.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 6 - 11:11 AM

Gary Harris (right groin) is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks due to a partially torn muscle.

That means he will almost certainly not be ready to start the season. Harris emerged as one of the best perimeter defenders last year and did average 14.3 points per game after the All-Star break. With him out, rookie Jamal Murray should pick up some extra run while Will Barton could see a bigger role off the bench.
Oct 5 - 6:47 PM

According to coach Mike Malone, Gary Harris (right groin strain) will miss "at least a couple weeks."

He had an MRI to confirm the groin strain from Monday night. Harris had this injury back in April, so the Nuggets will be very careful with him in the preseason. He was one of the best sophomore guards last year, but the Nuggets did add some depth behind him with rookies Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley. Harris loses some value with this news and is now more of a late-round guy.
Oct 5 - 5:04 PM

Gary Harris underwent an MRI on Tuesday to evaluate his right groin strain.

Harris did not return to the court after tweaking his groin during Monday's preseason game, and it's worth noting that he did struggle with some right groin issues last year during the month of April. We're currently awaiting the MRI results, but if this is something that forces him to miss any time, it'll likely be guys like Jamal Murray, Will Barton and Wilson Chandler picking up his minutes.

Gary Harris (right groin strain) will not return on Monday.

Not a great start for a guy who played in 76 games last year at 32.1 minutes per outing. It's also worth noting he had some right groin issues back in April. Harris was marvelous down the stretch last year, but the Nuggets did draft a couple shooting guards. His minutes should still be safe and hopefully he's only day-to-day.
Oct 3 - 10:18 PM

Gary Harris said that he's been "living in the gym" this summer, and his improvement has been "raved about within the walls of the Pepsi Center."

Harris is the Nuggets' presumptive starting SG and he's a lock to play at least 32 minutes per game, despite the arrival of lottery pick Jamal Murray. He missed only six games last season and had post-break averages of 14.3 points (48.0 percent FGs, 82.0 percent FTs), 1.5 triples, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals and only 1.2 turnovers. He's a sneaky mid-round value who can be had later in most drafts.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 25 - 10:05 PM

Gary Harris said that he has good chemistry with Nikola Jokic.

This is especially notable with Denver drafting Jamal Murray and head coach Mike Malone calling Jokic a player the Nuggets can build around. "We got a little chemistry going," Harris said. "I can kinda see what he's thinking just by his eyes, and he sees what I'm thinking." Malone has told Harris that he remains Denver's starting two-guard, but it's hard to envision a ton of direct touches with Jokic, Emmanuel Mudiay, Danilo Gallinari—among others—vying for a bigger role.

Michael Malone called Gary Harris on draft night to assure him he will remain the team's starting two-guard.

The Nuggets' picked up combo guard Jamal Murray on draft night, but it doesn't sound like he'll be challenging Harris for the starting two-spot, as GM Tim Connelly had a similar message for Harris last month. Harris is one of the better two-way players in the league, and he should be able to get close to last year's averages of 14.3 points, 2.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.5 triples on 48.0 percent shooting. The Nuggets' are trying to showcase Murray's ability to play the one and the two, so he shouldn't really eat into Harris' minutes.
Jul 19 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
4Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Juan Hernangomez
PF1Nikola Jokic
2Kenneth Faried
3Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic