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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 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. Sep 25 - 10:05 PM
Source: Denver Post

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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

Gary Harris (rest) will not play on Saturday.

It's a smart move for one of the best players in Las Vegas. With Harris and Emmanuel Mudiay out, we should get a great look at Jamal Murray.
Jul 9 - 7:56 PM

Gary Harris scored 22 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers against the Wolves on Friday.

He was one of the best players in Las Vegas last year and really has no business being there this year. Harris does have some extra competition for playing time with the Nuggets drafting two shooting guard in the first round, but he has been promised a starting job. Harris is one of the better under-22 players in the NBA and should be able to post top-100 value next season.
Jul 8 - 10:48 PM

General manager Tim Connelly said the starting shooting guard job still belongs to Gary Harris.

As it should. Harris was one of the best young perimeter defenders and is one of just seven NBA players under the age of 22 with at least 30 minutes per game last season. Plus, he was very efficient with a 57 true shooting percentage. He's still a pretty good bet to put up minutes in the low 30s even with Jamal Murray as a potential scoring stud.
Jun 24 - 12:31 AM

Gary Harris' recent groin injury didn't limit him on Wednesday, as he played 37 minutes to finish a road loss with 16 points, four rebounds and one assist.

Harris knocked down 6-of-15 shots with a pair of 3-pointers and the fact that he approached 40 minutes despite a groin injury sums up how much coach Mike Malone loves him. With minimal fanfare, the second-year guard crept into mid-round value this season (9-cat) with averages of 12.2 points, 1.4 triples, 2.9 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals, while shooting 47.1 percent from the field and 81.7 percent from the line.
Apr 14 - 2:15 AM

Gary Harris is starting against the Blazers on Wednesday night.

He is good to go after being listed questionable on Tuesday. The Nuggets could help themselves slightly in the lottery with the Bucks and Kings losing tonight. Harris had a terrific season and it's an easy argument to make that he looks like a better player than Doug McDermott.
Apr 13 - 10:28 PM

Gary Harris (groin) has been upgraded to probable to face the Blazers on Wednesday.

He was questionable yesterday, so he must be feeling better. Harris should get around his season average of 32 minutes for his final game of his mini-breakout sophomore season. He'll be assigned to guarding C.J. McCollum in a big game for the Blazers.
Apr 13 - 2:32 PM

Gary Harris (right groin soreness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Blazers.

Harris tends to play if he's capable of walking, so it would be surprising to see him sit out Denver's regular-season finale. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround, and if he is unable to give it a go, it'll be Will Barton, D.J. Augustin, Emmanuel Mudiay and Jusuf Nurkic all being asked to do a bit more on the offensive end. Stay tuned.

Gary Harris had 17 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in Tuesday's loss to the Thunder.

Will Barton hit just 3-of-12 shots off the bench for eight points, four rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer, and Harris has been outplaying him regularly in Denver. Barton played 30 minutes, but is far from reliable these days, while Harris can be started with confidence.
Apr 6 - 12:31 AM

Gary Harris played only 20 minutes on Wednesday to finish with five points on 2-of-7 shooting with one 3-pointer, one rebound, four assists, one steal and one block.

"I look at our young guys and I think our guys are all fatigued," coach Mike Malone said before the game. This was the Nuggets' third game in four days, and they play again on Thursday, so fatigue may have been a contributing factor in tonight's dud. Harris has been playing huge minutes and it's possible that Malone will begin to rein in his playing time, but owners shouldn't lose faith after one quiet game.
Mar 30 - 11:04 PM

Gary Harris scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting Sunday, to go with two assists, one rebound, three 3-pointers, two steals and zero turnovers through 29 minutes of action.

Harris’ ability to efficiently and consistently put up points, triples and steals has him churning out mid-round value since the break. He’s a foundational piece to the Nuggets’ franchise, so he should continue to log heavy minutes down the stretch. He’s worth owning in all leagues.
Mar 27 - 6:26 PM

Gary Harris scored 15 points with four boards, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer vs. the Hawks on Thursday.

Most importantly, Harris was the only starter who played more than 23 minutes because the game was a blowout. Harris was 6-of-15 from the field and he looks like the only player in Denver that is safe from coach Michael Malone's sporadic rotations. Harris will continue to be a steady source of points, triples and steals and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 17 - 11:40 PM

Gary Harris had 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 6-of-12 shooting in Tuesday's loss.

Harris has scored at least 12 points in each of his eight March games and has been more consistent than teammate Will Barton this month. Harris is a lock for 36 minutes a night and looks like a safe fantasy play in any format right now.
Mar 15 - 9:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Jamal Murray
3Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Will Barton
3Wilson Chandler
4Juan Hernangomez
5JaKarr Sampson
6Axel Toupane
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
3Jarnell Stokes
C1Nikola Jokic
2Jusuf Nurkic