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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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Gary Harris was whisper-quiet as a fill-in starter for the Nuggets on Sunday, going scoreless with one rebound, one steal and one block in 16 minutes.
Will Barton stole his thunder (and his playing time) with an impressive bench performance, and Harris didn't help his cause by committing three fouls in limited action. He started due to Randy Foye's precautionary absence and this doesn't have any lasting implications for fantasy purposes. Mar 15 - 9:20 PM

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Gary Harris will slide into the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pelicans with Randy Foye (rest) unavailable.

Nuggets' head coach Melvin Hunt said he will look to get the younger guys on the roster more consistent minutes as the Nuggets close out the regular season, so Harris will be a name to watch in deeper leagues. We'll let you know how he performs after the game, but the last time he hit double figures in the scoring department was back in November, so owners in deep leagues can feel comfortable using a wait-and-see approach here.
Mar 15 - 5:09 PM

Nuggets rookie Gary Harris was scoreless in six minutes off the bench vs. Milwaukee on Tuesday.

He had played at least 16 minutes in his previous five games but even then he wasn't anywhere near standard-league fantasy value. Coach Melvin Hunt doesn't seem inclined to give him big minutes, and the waiver wire should be Harris' permanent home.
Mar 3 - 11:58 PM

Gary Harris shifted back to Denver's bench vs. the Pelicans, playing 16 minutes to finish with two points, one rebound, one steal and one turnover.

Harris' minutes have spiked to 20.0 over his past five games, but he's a combined 10-of-33 from the field during that stretch and has done nothing to earn a bigger role. Fantasy owners should let him bob along on the waiver wire.
Mar 1 - 11:02 PM

Gary Harris scored 10 points in his first NBA start against the Nets on Monday, adding two rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

He was barely playing before tonight, but he picked up a nice chunk of Wilson Chandler's (groin) playing time. Harris will likely get more run down the stretch because the Nuggets will want to figure out if he's capable of being in their rotation next season, but he's played poorly this season with his season field goal percentage of 26.4. He's only worth a look in very deep leagues.
Feb 24 - 12:02 AM

Gary Harris will start against the Nets on Monday.

The Nuggets are shifting Danilo Gallinari to small forward and starting the rookie guard for the first time. He was expected to play a little more, but only played four minutes on Friday and picked up most of his run on Sunday in garbage time. Harris is only worth a look in deep leagues.
Feb 23 - 8:10 PM

Gary Harris didn't take a shot and only had one turnover in four minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

Well, so much for the Nuggets playing him more following the deadline. If you grabbed Harris in a deep league, you can probably look elsewhere.
Feb 21 - 2:46 AM

Gary Harris scored a career-high 13 points in a 108-87 win over the Pacers on Friday with three rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

He got a little extra run thanks to garbage time, but Harris is going to be in the rotation until Randy Foye (knee) gets back. Harris did look great in summer league, but he's only an option in very deep leagues.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Gary Harris will be active for the first time this season as the Nuggets take on the Pacers.

Harris has been inactive for every game so far this season, but he'll have an opportunity to step on the court Friday night in what will be a homecoming game for the Indiana native. Still, he'll have a very minimal role with the Nuggets, and isn't worth picking up in any format.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 12:48:00 PM

Gary Harris (back) is probable for Sunday's game.

He has a chance to make his debut Sunday after struggling with a contusion in his back earlier this season. However, Harris doesn't figure to be in the rotation early on but owners in deep leagues would be wise to monitor him if the Nuggets keep losing games. Leave him on the waiver wire for now.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 12:36:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 04:41:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 10:19:00 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.
Sat, Jul 12, 2014 10:08:00 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.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 02:24:00 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
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 10:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Ian Clark
4Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne