It was Devin Harris who was the key piece the New Jersey Nets received from the February 2008 megadeal that sent Jason Kidd back to the Dallas Mavericks.
Harris didnt disappoint, earning his only career All-Star nod in 2009 despite playing for a Nets team that was hitting the skids after six consecutive postseason appearances.
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Harris used his aggressiveness off the dribble to finish fifth in the NBA in both free throws made and attempted in 2008-09 and was ninth in the league in assists in 2009-10.
In February 2011, Harris was part of another massive deal for the Nets, heading to the Utah Jazz with Derrick Favors and 2011 and 2013 first-round picks in exchange for Deron Williams.
Harris battled nagging injuries throughout his stay in New Jersey (a hallmark of his entire career, in fact), but in 2008-09 put together a career year, averaging 21.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.7 steals in 6.1 minutes per game while shooting .438/.291/.820.
In parts of four seasons with the Nets, Harris put up 17.7 points 3.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.3 minutes a night on .424/.292/.819 shooting.
New Jersey did not make a playoff appearance during Harris’ tenure, which did impact his position on this list.
Harris was the fifth overall pick by the Washington Wizards from the University of Wisconsin in 2004 and was immediately dealt to Dallas. He spent some time with the Atlanta Hawks before returning to the Mavericks as a free agent in July 2013.
Traded to the Denver Nuggets last February, Harris reportedly agreed in July 2018 to a third stint in Dallas.
Next season will be Harris’ 15th in the NBA.