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Gary Harris | Guard

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (21) / 9/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
College: Michigan State
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Gary Harris scored a career-high 20 points against the Suns on Friday with two rebounds and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.
He wasn't on the court when the Suns exploded and he had the highest net rating on the team in the fourth quarter, so chances are coach Mike Malone isn't angry with Harris. He's scored at least 15 points in each of his last three and is creeping onto the radar in standard leagues. Nov 21 - 2:13 AM

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Gary Harris scored 16 points in 32 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

He saw a lot of minutes at small forward tonight. As nice as this game is, you have to take it with a grain of salt due to how the game went on both sides. He's obviously behind Will Barton in the pecking order now and he did play 11 minutes just two games ago. He'll need to do it again.
Nov 18 - 1:34 AM

Gary Harris played 28 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with eight points, one rebound, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

The Nuggets won't have Wilson Chandler (hip) out there to fill minutes on the wing all season, so we should see Harris in the starting lineup for the foreseeable future. On the season, Harris has been fairly efficient with his 47.4 percent from the field for 8.1 points and 1.1 steals per game in 25.3 minutes. Harris probably won't shoot the ball this well all season and he's still just inside the top 150, so he's not a strong pickup in standard leagues just yet.
Nov 12 - 1:29 AM

Gary Harris scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

Harris saw a few extra minutes but he's one of the Nuggets' better perimeter defenders already and the veterans like Randy Foye and Wilson Chandler (hip) aren't exactly killing it to start the year. Chandler's eventual return is certainly a roadblock to value so it's probably early to jump on Harris, but he should certainly be watched and Dynasty owners may want to be more liberal with a pickup.
Nov 7 - 2:09 AM

Gary Harris played 27 minutes in the starting lineup on Sunday with seven points, four rebounds and one 3-pointer.

He hasn't been good in the starting lineup, posting just a 14.0 usage rate and a 38.9 effective field goal percentage. Harris may lose his starting job at some point, but he didn't have much fantasy value to begin with anyway. He can be left on the wire in most leagues and could lose even more value when Wilson Chandler (hip) comes back.
Nov 1 - 10:45 PM

Gary Harris played just 18 minutes in Friday's start at shooting guard, hitting 2-of-8 shots for four points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

Harris' grasp on fantasy value isn't very tight and now he has one bad game to go with a decent Opening Night. There's enough uncertainty in his future for owners to move on, but don't be surprised if he wiggles his way into a nice role as the year goes on.
Oct 31 - 2:21 AM

Gary Harris started at SG in Denver's opener and finished with five points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, five assists, three steals, one block and only one turnover in 29 minutes.

Harris helped the Nuggets execute their gameplan to get the ball out of James Harden's hands, holding the MVP candidate to 22 points on 6-of-21 shooting. He's not a particularly exciting player to own, but this understated line is enough to make him a waiver-wire option if you have an open spot.
Oct 28 - 10:51 PM

Gary Harris will start at SG for Denver on Wednesday.

Harris emerged as the favorite at SG early in training camp, and it looks like he'll keep the job even when Randy Foye (hamstring) and Wilson Chandler (hip) are healthy.
Oct 28 - 7:58 PM

The Nuggets are listing Gary Harris as the probable starter for Wednesday's opening night matchup against the Rockets.

The other probable starters include Emmanuel Mudiay, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Joffrey Lauvergne. Things could change pre-tip, but it looks like Harris has established himself as a starter, beating out fellow wing player Randy Foye. Harris had a decent run during the preseason, putting in averages of 11.5 points, 1.3 three-pointers and 1.7 steals per game, so he could have some low-end value in deep leagues this season.

Gary Harris scored 13 points on 5-of-16 from the field on Thursday against the Jazz, adding six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

It's been an up-and-down preseason, but Harris has been solid in the starting role. Over his last five preseason games, he's averaged 11.6 points, 3.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.6 treys. If you want a guy to grab in the last round of a deep league, give him a look. Although, don't expect him to have a high usage rate or more than 25 minutes.
Oct 23 - 12:58 AM

Gary Harris logged 28 minutes in a start at shooting guard during Friday's preseason win over the Suns, but would leave the game during the fourth quarter due to inflammation in his right foot.

The injury isn't serious and the good news is that Harris put up 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two threes, two boards and three steals. Michael Malone likes Harris' blend of defense and improved offensive play, so he's in the mix at shooting guard, but we need to see more before getting folks in normal-sized leagues riled up.
Oct 17 - 1:12 AM

The Nuggets have picked up Gary Harris' team option.

Harris didn't do much in his rookie season, but he should have more opportunities this season considering the Nuggest will likely prioritize player development. However, Randy Foye will be a major roadblock for Harris' minutes early on, so there is no reason to look his way in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 11 - 1:43 PM

Nuggets head coach Mike Malone said that Garry Harris will have some more opportunity this season.

"Gary Harris is coming back as a second-year player, but in my mind I call him a rookie because he never got a chance to really get comfortable and play consistent minutes," Malone said. "So, I don't think any of us know really who Gary Harris is and what kind of NBA player he is. So we're going to give him that opportunity this year." Harris is currently competing for the starting two-guard slot in Denver with Randy Foye, although given that Harris doesn't have much of a jump shot, the odds are in Foye's favor.
Source: Denver Post
Oct 7 - 9:28 AM

Gary Harris logged 29 minutes and scored 11 points with four steals in Friday's preseason opener.

Harris will be in the mix at shooting guard and may have a chance to start, but that seems a bit optimistic to us. He'll need a massive preseason to hit fantasy radars in standard formats and tonight doesn't meet that lofty threshold.
Oct 3 - 1:09 AM

Denver head coach Mike Malone said that he'll start Gary Harris some games and he'll start Randy Foye some games during the preseason to get a feel for who works best in the starting unit.

Malone called it an open competition for the starting shooting guard position in Denver, and that's a position battle we'll be watching closely leading up to the regular-season. Consistency is the biggest issue for Harris, and through seven starts last season he only managed to put up averages of 7.5 points and 1.0 three-pointer per game on 35.7 percent shooting from the field. Foye likely has the odds in his favor to start, but if Harris is able to win the battle, he'd emerge as a candidate for a late-round selection.
Sep 29 - 2:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Randy Foye
3Jamaal Franklin
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Wilson Chandler
3J.J. Hickson
4Kostas Papanikolaou
5Darrell Arthur
C1Joffrey Lauvergne
2Nikola Jokic
3Jusuf Nurkic