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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.
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Michael Grange: Raptors have made official multi-year deal for Shi Mykailiuk and signed Reggie Perry to bring their roster of camp invites to 20.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Simmons is clearly aware of sanctions available to organization to fine and suspend him, including withholding of salary. But so far, Simmons appears willing to carry out a plan of forcing his way to a new team. Sixers have yet to find a a trade they’re willing to make for him.
Right now, the Rockets have 14 fully guaranteed contracts for the season. Khryi Thomas, Armoni Brooks, Dante Exum and Daishen Nix are on non-guaranteed contracts. Matthew Hurt and Anthony Lamb are Houston’s designated two-way players. So how will the depth chart look like when camp officially opens next week? Before we dive in, there are a few things to note. This year’s group will spend time both in Houston and Galveston for camp, sources tell The Athletic. In past seasons, the Rockets have traveled to areas like Lake Charles, La., the Bahamas and Las Vegas.
Silas should have no trouble with ballhandling and half-court execution with names like Porter, Green and House on the floor together — Tate and Wood aren’t scrubs in that department, either. House also improved defensively last season even while taking a step back offensively (statistically speaking). He already has the upper hand heading into camp. Recently, he’s been developing on-court chemistry with Green. The Rockets have been hosting intra-roster scrimmages for the past few weeks, and sources say the Green-House-Sengun-Lamb team has been dominating. Green and House have played well off each other, which bodes well for the weeks ahead.
What have you done to improve your game this summer? Or what have you worked on mostly? Jaylen Brown: Mostly just trying to heal, and playmaking is one thing. I’ll definitely be more of a playmaker this season, for sure. Just making the right plays and empowering my teammates. I just want to win games, man. So, every year I just approach the season as just trying to get better. My body feels a lot better. I’m more athletic than I was last season. I had knee problems last year that were lingering and I hope that I won’t have this season. Somebody told me I had 12, probably like, 15 dunks in 58 games, or something like that. I’m like, ‘That’s not me.’ So, getting back to being athletic, running, just going having fun, being a playmaker, and having more responsibility. Different coach, so I’m looking forward to that journey and that process as well.
Will you be ready and participating at the beginning of Celtics training camp? Jaylen Brown: Yeah, that’s the goal. My wrist has been healing. Some days it’s better than others. I got to continue to push and work, but I’m excited to be there for camp. And I’m excited to be there with my teammates, and start to build, and start this journey, man. I missed a lot of time, so I’m looking at the season like I’m ready. I want to play. I’m ready. We started back so quickly [last season]. I didn’t really have an [offseason]. I was dreading coming into training camp, like, ‘Oh, man.’ I was already hurting. I had a good season, but my body barely kept up. So, this year I think I’ll be a lot better in that category.
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was ecstatic to see seven new African American head coaches, including one for his own franchise, get hired in the NBA this offseason regardless of what the true motive may have been. “Whether it was because they were just trying to shut us up, or because they actually believed it was the right thing to do, it don’t matter to me. That representation is important,” Brown, a 24-year-old African American, told The Undefeated. “And that’s giving people access and resources that they need and deserve to have, especially former players. They deserve to have a seat at the table too, especially in coaching positions, as well as in-office positions, ownership positions. Those are important as well, especially if they’re qualified.