Mavericks Re-Sign Devin Harris
- For Immediate Release
- July 17, 2014
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have re-signed guard Devin Harris. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Harris (6'3, 185) returned to Dallas last offseason for his second stint with the Mavericks, but missed the first 21 games while recovering from left foot surgery. Returning from injury, he averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 assists and 20.5 minutes in 40 games.
The 10-year veteran elevated his game in the postseason by averaging 11.4 points, 3.9 assists and 25.1 minutes while shooting .470 from the field, .440 from three-point range and .875 from the foul line in seven games against the eventual World Champion San Antonio Spurs.
Harris holds career averages of 12.5 points, 4.8 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 27.3 minutes in 641 games (442 starts) with Dallas, New Jersey, Utah and Atlanta. He had a standout 2008-2009 season in New Jersey when he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team.
Dallas originally acquired Harris from Washington, along with Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Laettner, in a draft day trade for Antawn Jamison on June 24, 2004. He played for the Mavericks from 2004-2008 and was an integral part of the 2005-2006 Western Conference Championship squad that earned the franchise's first Finals appearance. Harris was traded from Dallas to the New Jersey Nets on February 19, 2008 in a deal that brought Jason Kidd back to the Mavericks.
The Milwaukee native was named the 2003-2004 Big Ten Player of the Year at Wisconsin where he broke Michael Finley's single-season scoring record with 624 points (19.5 ppg) in his junior season. He was also named Second Team All-America by The Associated Press.