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Joe Harris
Joe Harris
Position: G
Born: 09/06/91
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:215 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $7,666,667
Joe Harris is a pending free agent, one who likely will get a big raise this summer. But the sharpshooter wants to re-sign with the Nets, partly to take a shot at a title playing alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. “Yeah, definitely! Why wouldn’t you?” Harris asked rhetorically before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Storyline: Joe Harris Free Agency
With the Warriors bound for the top of the lottery, perhaps even the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft, Harris was eager to follow the script of many of his fellow NBA directors of player personnel at this time of the year: Scour the globe in search of elite new talent. Instead, with most of the sports world going dark due to a global pandemic, Harris is home in greater Dallas studying video on his TV or his computer screen. Travel stops, but research continues. “Everybody’s got certain players that they’re going out and getting information on,” Harris said Friday in a phone interview. “We have a lot of coaches and other contacts, so there are a lot of phone conversations. This gives us even more of a chance. We haven’t had the luxury of doing so much work ahead of the draft over the last five years. But now we’ve got hours and hours of film to watch.”
Whereas the Warriors in recent years often tried to find immediate part-time contributors — a euphemism for depth — they’re also open to drafting those with little experience beyond high school. “Yes, we’ll try to find someone who can come in play right away,” Harris said. “But we also know that when you’re picking this high, a lot of guys are 18, 19, 20 years old. To expect them to come in and be contributors right away, we’re not so naïve to think it won’t take time. “But we feel there are some players in this draft, up high, that have the ability to come in and play some minutes. We don’t necessarily need a position. We just need a player, anywhere from one to five.”
Being someone who enjoys riding the subway and being out and about, Harris said he knows he’ll have to curb that. “Obviously New York’s one of the highest cases of the virus in the States right now. At the end of the day you just try and be as cautious as possible,” Harris said. “The biggest takeaway for me is just how quickly it spreads and how contagious it is, so one person gets it in the NBA it seems like everybody will probably get it. “So it’s one of those things to just err on the side of caution, be conservative, try and limit your outside exposure. As much as it might cut into your daily life, at the end of the day health is the top priority with all things.”