Devin Harris, 36, said he is weighing several NBA options, none of which are Dallas, but, more important, “enjoying fatherhood.” Harris said it will take “the right opportunity” for him to return for a 16th NBA season.
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Devin Harris is in strong talks on one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources tell Yahoo. Sides hopeful to finalize deal in next day.
Brad Townsend: Based on my conversation with Mavs official this morning, expect Dallas to move quickly toward a Devin Harris reunion, though Harris, like Ferrell, is free to negotiate with anyone.
Harris said he would never discount the possibility of being a Maverick again someday. He's an unrestricted free agent this summer. "I would never close the door on that," he said. "We'll see what happens this summer. "I've had a great nine years here. A lot of family here, a lot of guys I still keep in touch with. This franchise has always meant a lot to me. That's one of the big reasons I came back five years ago. And it always will be home for me."
With his future in Dallas clouded with uncertainties, Devin Harris realizes he might have played his last game with the Mavericks. But the veteran guard doesn’t want to listen to his gut to get any signs on whether or not he’ll have to pack his bags and play elsewhere next season. "I tend to not follow my gut, because once you think one thing. . .it’s been pretty spot-on," Harris said. "Obviously, the first time I left here (in 2008) was very hard.”
Devin Harris: "My heart was into (remaining with the Mavericks), this is where I wanted to be, but like I said sometimes the business gets the best of you. So I’ll let the chips fall where they may and try to make the decision possible with the information that I have."
Devin Harris said the Mavericks have not given him any indication of whether the team will pick up the $4.4 million option on his contract for next season. "Ball's in their court but they haven't given any indication," the guard said during the team's exit interviews Thursday. "I just let the chips fall where they may and try to make the best decision possible with the information that I have."
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How do you feel about your future in Dallas? Devin Harris: Still kind of up in the air… Right now, I’m just focused on the season, we’re trying to get to the playoffs. But I’d love to be back, and I think they would love to have me back. I hope that works out and I can play another year or a couple more here.
Would you like to play for your hometown Bucks one day? Devin Harris: Yeah, they really have turned things around. Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing extremely well, they have Jason Kidd, a guy I played against for a while, the new ownership, new building… Lots of things going on there, and I would love to go back there at some point, but Dallas is where I am now.
September 21, 2021 | 2:49 am EDT Update
Who would Wolves staff consider to be early candidates for the most improved player on the roster? 2) Do the Wolves see McKinley Wright IV as a sort of “Pat Bev-in-training”? 3) Will there really be a concerted effort to apply full-court defensive pressure? — @Tresio The two players I have heard a lot of buzz about looking great in workouts: McDaniels and (drum roll, please) … Russell. Sounds like he is locked in right now.
The 21-year-old guard should thrive in pick-and-roll action with Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley as rim rollers, while the addition of Lauri Markkanen, who shot 40.2 percent from downtown last season, will help space the floor and open pick-and-pop opportunities. “I think Garland’s kind of gotten lost in the shuffle in terms of people knowing who he is because of Colin Sexton,” an NBA scout opined. “If he stays healthy, I like picking him.”
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I have heard A-Rod and the new ownership is bully on the Wolves. What major moves do you predict they will make to improve the product in the next couple years? — @SPORTSviKINGs17 So far, it appears like the immediate target is just modernizing things, bringing a franchise that has often been at the back of the pack to more of the cutting edge when it comes to technology and innovation — that sort of thing. Of course, the main goal will be to make the Timberwolves more competitive on the floor, but I think there is a real emphasis on everything around the basketball, as well. What can be done to change the perception of the organization? They are taking a long look at culture and values and defining characteristics. Those might seem like mumbo jumbo to dyed-in-the-wool hoop heads, but those are things that Lore and Rodriguez are very familiar with in their other businesses. They can dive in on them right away as they work to get up to speed on the intricacies of basketball, the collective bargaining agreement and the team in general.