HoopsHype Devin Harris rumors

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Fear not, Jazz fans. GM Kevin O'Connor is exploring ways to move up in the draft. They have the Warriors' pick in 2013 (top-six-protected) and veterans like Paul Millsap, Al Jefferson and Devin Harris, and they might even be willing to add another young player (as long as you don't ask for Derrick Favors or Enes Kanter). The question is, how high can they go? Their presumed target is Weber State's Lillard. They need a point guard and know him better than any team in the league. But if they could get higher and get an even better prospect, they would. They like Beal and Kidd-Gilchrist a lot, too. ESPN.com

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In the middle of the season when the shots weren't falling and he was struggling on the court, Devin Harris was the subject of some trade rumors. But not from the Utah Jazz. "Not by us, not by us," Utah Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin insisted Tuesday. Right now, the Jazz couldn't be happier with Harris, who has been one of the team's most consistent players since the All-Star break. He has almost single-handedly willed the Jazz to a couple of victories, including Monday night's come-from-behind win over San Antonio. Deseret News

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But while he’s happy to be in Utah, Harris said there’s no ill will toward the Nets. “The whole time I was here was fun,” he said. “I can remember the first time I got here, played that game. Throughout all the highs of the All-Star year through the lows of only winning 12 games [in 2009-10], it’s all a great learning experience and I enjoyed every minute of it.” Bergen Record

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Corbin ran through the list Friday: pushing the offensive tempo, being aggressive with the ball in the open court, and manning up against defenders. Harris said he’s fully aware of Corbin’s requests, and he’s doing his best to fulfill the demands. "I’m just trying to work to get better," said Harris, before a game Friday against the Dallas Mavericks. "Obviously, I can’t be happy with the way I’ve been performing lately. I’m just focusing on being effective. They want me to push the ball more; I’ve got to play more in transition. And that’s what I’m trying to focus on doing." Salt Lake Tribune

January 22, 2012 Updates

Corbin has done his best to downplay reports the Jazz are shopping veteran point guard Devin Harris. The latest outbreak of trade talk came after Harris went 0-for-7 from the field and scored one points in Thursday’s 94-91 loss to Dallas. “Everybody misses shots,” Corbin said. “You look at the stats and say, ‘A guy isn’t making as many shots or scoring the way he has in the past.’ But our team is moving forward and we will continue to move forward. “We like Devin. He’s a part of what we’re doing. He’s a member of our family and we’re going to continue to work at it. … As long as we continue to work and stay together, we have a chance to win.” Salt Lake Tribune

Having been dealt three times in his eight-year career — from Washington (draft) to Dallas to New Jersey to Utah — Harris brushed off the trade talk. He repeated "been there, done that" three times when asked different questions about the rumor. "It's not something you can control," Harris said. "I've been to that point where you worry about it (and wonder), 'Is it what I'm doing?' You can't control it, so you can't worry about it." Deseret News

Jazz center Al Jefferson hadn't heard about Harris' rumor, but he knows the point guard expects that through the March 15 trade deadline. "You just can't worry about it," Jefferson said. "When nobody wants you, that's when you need to be a little nervous." Deseret News

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