Shaquille Harrison Rumors

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Shaquille Harrison
Shaquille Harrison
Position: G
Born: 10/06/93
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $1,620,564
Darnell Mayberry: “But when I saw him at Summer League in Las Vegas — after the Bulls had drafted White, acquired Satoransky and re-signed Ryan Arcidiacono but before they had re-signed Shaquille Harrison — he wasn’t in a talking mood. Both parties, the Bulls’ public relations staff and Dunn’s agent, either politely denied interview requests or politely requested an attempt not be made. Those two things, as well as Dunn’s refusal, made it clear there is tension (although Dunn greeted team management the same day, with the two sides appearing cordial).”
“You make decisions and hope for the best,” Paxson said about releasing Cameron Payne. “The reality is both Arch (Ryan Arcidiacono) and Shaq (Harrison) have outplayed him. They fit what we want to do. Cam had some struggles with his foot and trying to get him back. “What it does is it gives Chandler an opportunity to play. He’ll play some significant minutes I would think,” said Paxson. “He has to live up to the standards that Jim wants and we want. But he’ll get opportunity. We still have some decisions to make with our roster. But our young guys will play. We’re going to be starting a really young team. Looking long term and big picture, this is about the future. We think a year and a half into the big move we made (trading Jimmy Butler), we have to focus on that. It’s hard to lose. You walk into the locker room and guys are competing, coaches are preparing, so that’s hard. But from my seat, Gar’s (Forman) seat, ownership’s seat, we have to keep the big picture in mind. And that’s what we’re doing.
Storyline: Bulls Front Office
About​ a month​ ago,​ Shaquille​ Harrison received a “very blunt” phone call​ from Suns​ acting​ co-general manager​ James​ Jones. Harrison​​ understood there was no way for Jones to sugarcoat that Phoenix was cutting him right before the start of the regular season. But that move is why Harrison stepped onto the United Center floor Wednesday night wearing a Bulls jersey — and began his game action by guarding Jamal Crawford, the veteran guard the Suns signed after waiving Harrison, Davon Reed and Darrell Arthur. Harrison downplayed feeling any extra motivation facing his former team for the first time, a mentality that checked out when he lingered in the hallway to chat with Suns assistant Joe Prunty and rookie point guard Elie Okobo following the Bulls’ 124-116 victory.
Storyline: Suns Front Office
Harrison acknowledged he would not be in Chicago had Phoenix not given him his first NBA shot, parlaying two 10-day contracts last season into a full deal. And when the Suns released Harrison, he followed an old coach’s advice: “If not here, somewhere else.” “I’ve always taken that with me,” Harrison told The Athletic. “You just never know what’s gonna happen, how things are gonna shake out. I just looked at it as an opportunity for me. It ended up working out for me. I looked at things as everything happens for a reason, so it was purposeful.”
The Chicago Bulls have signed guard Shaquille Harrison. In accordance with team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a preceding move, the Bulls waived center Omer Asik. Harrison (6-4, 190) was waived by the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 15, 2018. He played in four games (three starts) for the Suns during the 2018 preseason and averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.25 steals and 1.25 blocks in 22.4 minutes per game. Harrison first signed with Phoenix on Feb. 21, 2018, and averaged 6.6 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.13 steals in 23 games last season, his first in the NBA.
Storyline: Omer Asik Free Agency
The Disabled Player Exception that Phoenix applied for with regards to Darrell Arthur is now voided with his waiver. The Suns will have a $7.4M cap hit on Arthur and $50K with Shaquille Harrison. Teams eligible to claim Harrison must have cap space or a trade exception to claim him based on the guard signed a three-year contract in March. The remaining $1.4M on the Harrison contract is non-guaranteed and he has a $1.6M team option in 2019-20. The Suns will need to waive or trade one player before Jamal Crawford is signed.
2 years ago via ESPN
Storyline: Darrell Arthur Free Agency
Isaiah Canaan, Shaquille Harrison, rookie De’Anthony Melton and Okobo have had their moments this preseason, but the Suns need more out of that position. “Overall, their energy and presence are there,” first-year Suns head coach Igor Kokoskov said. “A lot of mistakes. There’s a lot of room for improvement.”
But, of course, with Knight gone, the Suns now have an opening at point guard. Well, at least from McDonough’s perspective, that opening is a point guard with real experience. Elie Okobo and Melton were both just selected in the second round of the NBA Draft, Shaquille Harrison has 23 games of NBA experience and Isaiah Canaan’s NBA role has mostly been toward the end of a team’s rotation in his five-year career. Despite that, the GM likes his group. “We’re very high on Elie Okobo, he’s looked terrific in the pickup games we’ve had so far,” he said. “[Melton] we thought was one of the better rookies in summer league, and guys like Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan played very well for us a year ago. We have depth there, I realize we don’t have a lot of experience there.”
Storyline: Suns Front Office