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Report: Devin Harris reaches three-year deal with Dallas Mavericks

Jul 5, 2014, 3:40 PM EDT

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Last summer, Devin Harris and the Dallas Mavericks reached a three-year deal for $9 million for him to be their reserve point guard. Then X-rays found a dislocated toe that was going to keep him out for a chunk of the season.

Harris did bounce back and play solidly for Dallas, getting in 40 games at an average of 20 minutes a night.

With Jose Calderon gone to New York the Mavericks wanted to lock down Harris again, and they did, agreeing to terms with him again on Saturday, reports Marc Stein of ESPN and confirmed by’s Tim MacMahon.

This is for three years, $9 million. Right at what he got last year.

In a world where Shaun Livingston and Darren Collison each just got $16 million, this is a good deal for Dallas.

Harris is a good pick-and-roll point guard who can get to the rim, passes fairly well and can manage a game. He’s not a great three point shooter but he can hit some (30.7 percent last year). He’s a solid veteran. This is a nice signing for Dallas.

  1. csbanter - Jul 5, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    The Mavs are the only ones that believe Harris still has game. He is decent now but no where near the player that teams would’ve killed for years ago. Mark Cuban has a lot of Jerry Jones quality. Loyal to a fault despite the obvious signs. Must be a Dallas Thing.

    • elcapitanfiscal - Jul 5, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      Do you even watch?

  2. watermelon1 - Jul 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Ummm… Nobody said he was a player they’d kill for. That’s why the mavericks didn’t kill for him. They signed him for “cheap” compared to what other free agents reserves with similar skills were going for.

    Nobody said he was “the final piece to a puzzle” or going to be starting.

    • casualcommenter - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:16 PM

      Exactly. Not a Mavs fan, but this is a good signing for $3 million per year, or about $1.5 million above the veteran minimum per year.

      You don’t sign players whom “teams would kill for” for just $3 million per year. Ben Gordon and Chris Kaman each got over $4 million per year this offseason….

  3. grantgoodman93 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    You forgot to mention he’s one of the best defensive guards in the league too! He was terrific against Parker and vital to us pushing SA to 7. Glad he’s coming back. Go Mavs

  4. andreboy1 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    Boogie Cousins hates this guy.

    Every game they play against each other they cheap shot each other.

  5. bigmeechy74 - Jul 5, 2014 at 5:28 PM

    Just another in the long line of terrible players that are awesome for no reason when they play for dallas. That roster that won it all was full of crap players. The corpse of peja stojakovic bombing 3’s. the ancient Jason kidd making every clutch 3. Freaking JJ Barea. They sucked out of so many games they should’ve lost. I hated that team. Now the 50 year old vince carter plays great for them for some reason. weird team

    • irvfin3 - Jul 5, 2014 at 11:55 PM

      bigmeechy74 maybe they play better in Dallas because we have a Top 5 Coach in Carlisle and a future HOF in Dirk whom even decent players mesh well with?!

  6. jadaruler - Jul 6, 2014 at 4:25 AM

    Mavs have a great coaching, a great team environment, and a hall of famer.

    There’s a reason why most guys come here and buy into the team concept. Devin loves being here, never wanted to leave.

    Also, I bet there was a reason why the Dallas/Melo meeting was short. Melo wanted all the good teams and the Lakers to get the Knicks to give him the full max.

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