Mavericks Sign Guard Devin Harris
- For Immediate Release
- July 31, 2013
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Devin Harris. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Harris (6'3, 192) joins the Mavericks for his second stint after spending 2004-2008 in Dallas when his draft rights were acquired from Washington, along with Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Laettner, in a draft day trade for Antawn Jamison on June 24, 2004. Harris played in 251 games (123 starts) for the Mavericks and averaged 9.4 points, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 22.8 minutes per game. He was also an integral part of the 2005-2006 Western Conference Championship squad that earned the franchise's first Finals appearance.
Eventually traded from Dallas to the New Jersey Nets in a deal that brought Jason Kidd back to the Mavericks, Harris holds career averages of 12.8 points, 4.9 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 27.8 minutes in 601 games (442 starts) with Dallas, New Jersey, Utah and Atlanta.
Harris had a standout 2008-2009 season in New Jersey when he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. That year, Harris averaged 21.3 points and 6.9 assists in 69 games.
The Milwaukee native was named 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.