HoopsHype Devin Harris rumors


December 20, 2013 Updates

Mavericks guard Devin Harris said Friday that the pain and swelling he experienced recently is in the toe next to the toe that he had surgically repaired in August. And according to Harris, that is good news. Harris had surgery in August to repair the second metatarsal in his left foot. That is the main bone of the toe next to the big toe. Harris returned to practice on Dec. 2 and within a few days experienced a setback. He went to New York on Monday to see the specialist who performed the surgery. Harris said the specialist determined that the pain and swelling was occurring only in the third metatarsal, or middle toe. Furthermore, tests showed no structural damage in the third metatarsal. Dallas Morning News

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Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris believes he’ll be playing basketball again before Christmas. He just doesn’t know exactly when. “We’ve got an idea,” Harris said. “But right now, we just want to see how it responds to explosive cuts, running, change of directions and make sure there are no problems there, and then we can wrap it up even more.” Harris underwent toe surgery on his left foot this past summer and has yet to play this season. But he knows when the Mavs have a three-game homestand on Dec. 14, 18 and 20 against Milwaukee, Memphis and Toronto, respectively, he could find himself making his season debut in one of those games. “Devin hasn’t participated in live practices, but he’s going through five-on-0 stuff,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “I’d say he’s getting to the point where he’s moving. He’s doing some running. His progress is really good.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

November 9, 2013 Updates

Devin Harris had the best road trip of anybody connected with the Mavericks so far this season. Harris' trip to New York to see his personal doctor about his surgically repaired left big toe could not have gone better, he said. "It went exactly the way I hoped," Harris said. "I've been cleared to do pretty much everything and hopefully in the next couple weeks we can ramp things up." Harris has not been allowed to run since having surgery for the dislocated toe in August. He has been limited to running in the pool and cardio work. He now will be allowed to start running, which will be the first step toward getting back to practices, then games. Dallas Morning News

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Former Mavericks and currrent TV analyst guard Derek Harper recently joined DallasBasketball.com. Here are some highlights. On the Mavericks’ offseason: “I think anytime you’re going to try to be successful throughout an NBA season, you need good backcourt play. Adding what the Mavericks have added in the backcourt gives them the chance to surprise some people. The West is going to be extremely tough this year, even better than last year, I think. But when you look at Monta Ellis, a guy who can create a lot of things on the offensive end not only for himself but for other, I think he’ll be a perfect Robin for Batman, who clearly is Dirk Nowitzki. Devin Harris brings experience. (Jose) Calderon is a solid point guard, a guy that I’ve always liked simply because he doesn’t turn the basketball over, and we had a lot of problems last year. We lost a lot of games last year down the stretch because of turnovers and just not being able to make decisions down the stretch.” Dallas Morning News

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The Dallas Mavericks signed free-agent guard Devin Harris to a one-year deal. Harris (6-foot-3, 192 pounds) joins the Mavericks for his second stint after spending 2004-08 in Dallas when his draft rights were acquired from Washington, along with Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Laettner, in a draft-day trade for Antawn Jamison on June 24, 2004. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Mark Cuban confirmed that free-agent point guard Devin Harris isn’t leaving the Mavs. Two weeks ago the Mavs and Harris had verbally agreed on a three-year, $9 million contract. But the Mavs discovered Harris needed toe surgery, so the two parties got together to work out a restructured contract to keep Harris after he returns from surgery. “He’s coming back,” Cuban said. “We just restructured the deal and once we have something to announce we’ll get it all out there.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Sources told ESPN.com that Harris is now likely to have surgery on toe by month's end to put him in line for a return to the court by the start of the NBA's regular season. Upon learning of Harris' need for surgery, Dallas reached terms Friday on a three-year deal worth at least $25 million to sign Milwaukee Bucks free agent Monta Ellis. The money Dallas is no longer spending on Harris, sources said, has been earmarked for the signing of a big man, with Milwaukee free agent Samuel Dalembert ranking as the Mavericks' clear-cut preference after team officials spent all day Thursday meeting with him in Dallas. ESPN.com

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