Lucious Harris came to the New Jersey Nets as part of an eight-player trade with the Philadelphia 76ers in June 1997 and worked his way from spare part to dependable third guard.
The trade sent Jim Jackson, Eric Montross and the rights to first-round picks Anthony Parker and Tim Thomas to Philadelphia in exchange for the rights to first-round selection Keith Van Horn along with Harris, Michael Cage and Don MacLean.
Harris’ playing time increased as he remained in New Jersey to the point he started 50 games in 2000-01 before going back to a reserve role.
His best season with the Nets was in 2002-03 when Harris started 25 of 77 games he played and averaged 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 25.6 minutes per game on a slash line of .413/.346/.804.
He remained with the Nets until he was waived in September 2004.
In seven seasons with New Jersey, Harris averaged 7.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in 21.7 minutes a night, shooting .423/.342/.802.
He also appeared in 54 playoff games in 1998 and 2002-04, averaging 7.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 20.1 minutes a night on .429/.319/.803 shooting.
Harris was a second-round pick by the Dallas Mavericks out of Long Beach State in the 1993 NBA Draft and spent three years with the Mavs before being signing with Philadelphia in July 1996.
Harris signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers in October 2004 and played one more season, retiring after being released as a salary cap casualty the following summer after 12 NBA seasons.