Michael Scotto: Nets free agent guard Joe Harris spoke with his agent Mark Bartelstein, coach Kenny Atkinson, and GM Sean Marks and reiterated he wants to stay in Brooklyn. “I don’t really envision myself being anywhere else.”
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Brian Lewis: Joe Harris: “I’ve been in talks here – especially recently – a lot with my agent, and I’ve reiterated that I’d like to be here. And I told that to Kenny & Sean…I think everybody is kind of on the same line (of thinking) right here.” #Nets
Anthony Puccio: Joe Harris said he reiterated to his agent that he would like to stay in Brooklyn. #Nets
The Nets swingman will be an unrestricted free agent this summer and is expected to receive a hefty pay raise. According to eight NBA executives, who spoke to The Athletic on the condition of anonymity, Harris could command anywhere from $4 million to $7 million annually this summer.
While there’s still a bit more of the regular season left, and free agency still several months away, it’s something Harris has already thought about. If all goes well, Brooklyn is a place he can see himself staying long-term. “Yeah, it’s one of those things that I’ll worry about that sort of decision when the time comes. But I have really enjoyed my time in Brooklyn,” Harris told Basketball Insiders. “It’s a great organization with a lot of good people, and they try and do stuff the right way. I enjoy being a part of that and trying to kind of rebuild and set a good foundation for where the future of the Brooklyn Nets is.”
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Joe Harris to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “We are pleased to welcome Joe to the Nets family,” said General Manager Sean Marks. “We are confident that Kenny and his staff will continue to create an environment in which Joe and our other young players will develop and thrive.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Joe Harris has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Michael Scotto: Source: Brooklyn Nets and Joe Harris have agreed to a 2-year, $2 million deal.
Mike Mazzeo: Joe Harris got two years, $2 million per agent Mark Bartelstein #Nets
Alex Kennedy: Joe Harris is also amoung the free agents that the Knicks are working out today, per sources.
Josh Robbins: The Magic will request waivers on Joe Harris.
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Marcin Gortat said Markieff Morris brought clippers to each practice and pestered him to shave the Mohawk. Realizing the amount of effort that went into Mohawk maintainence, Gortat finally gave in. The results: 16 points (8-10) and 5 rebounds.
Candace Buckner: John Wall explaining his encounter with Serge Ibaka: “I just told him to keep his hand out of people’s face. He was just pointing at everybody’s face. I told him get his hands out of people’s face and he went into a little rage.”
Josh Lewenberg: Delon Wright: “I mean, everybody’s competitive, so sometimes guys are talking and it gets a little chippy or whatever. We just have to do a better job of realizing they’re probably trying to get us off our game and stay focused, not let them get to us.”
Josh Lewenberg: Valanciunas: “They were celebrating, they were hyped up, they were playing hard, they were doing it all and we kinda, I don’t know, lost our momentum. Now we’ve just gotta learn from this.”
Parker declined to speak after the game, saying he had a meeting with the team and it was decided that it was better for him not to talk with reporters. Parker’s teammates sung his praises after the game.
“He was a professional tonight,” Bucks guard Khris Middleton said. “He’s had a rough start to the series. But we’ve all talked to him. We know that we need him (and) try to let him know that we need him. “It starts with him. Within. His mind has to be right when he checks into the game. It’s not just about scoring. It’s not about him. It’s about the team. We need him to be part of the team for him to be successful and for him to be successful.