On Wednesday night, against the Philadelphia 76ers, Joe Harris climbed to fourth all-time in three-pointers made in Nets history.
Joe Harris continues to impress in his sixth-year out of the University of Virginia and fourth-year with the Brooklyn Nets. Last night, Harris surpassed Joe Johnson on triples made and rose to fourth all-time.
The second-round sharpshooter has had an exceptional career hitting the three-ball thus far. Throughout the course of his NBA tenure, he’s shot an incredible 42-percent from beyond the arc; he’s also shooting above 40-percent in his last three seasons.
The 2018-2019 3-point champion continues to solidify himself as one of the most accurate, efficient three-point threats in the league. Give the Nets front office a round of applause for discovering this kid, and praise head coach Kenny Atkinson for maximizing Harris’ abilities with the team.
On the season, Joe Harris is averaging a career-high 14.0 points per game, along with 4.2 rebounds, while shooting 41-percent from deep on six attempts per game. His increased role this season had led to more opportunities for him to flourish.
The injuries to Caris LeVert and Kyrie Irving early on, pushed Harris into a new role as the second option, in terms of scoring, behind Spencer Dinwiddie. As a result, he’s averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks.
Harris is currently on the back end of his two-year, $16 million contract. This summer he’ll be a unrestricted free agent in a relatively week free agency class lacking many star level players. Which will ultimately make his asking price higher if the Nets don’t come to an agreement before the period begins.
It’s imperative that Sean Marks and the Nets front office find a way to lock Joe Harris down early and on a multi-year contract, as he’s become one of the premiere shooters in the league.
All that being said, in a league where the 3-point shot is as critical as breathing, Joe Harris has risen and become a focal piece to the Brooklyn Nets, and he’ll continue to push the threshold and possibly wind up being the leader in three-point shots made for the Nets all-time.