Naturally, at the beginning of a new league season, fans will take a look back at players who used to be associated with their teams, and it’s guaranteed that they will scream – either in sadness because they look much better elsewhere or in joy because they hit their peak with the Nets.
Yes, we’ve discussed former Nets who are on fire to start the season elsewhere, but now it’s time to stop regretting the letting go of players and instead take a sigh of relief that these three players aren’t exactly going off to begin this season.
3. Joe Harris
Remember when Joe Harris was supposed to be that perfect glue piece on a championship-contending team? Well, it seems like ever since he got that 4 year, $75 million deal with the Nets in 2020, it has all gone downhill for the former Three-Point Contest champion.
The Nets traded Harris to the Detroit Pistons along with two second-round picks in a complete cash dump, and boy, has Harris struggled to start the year in his new home.
The nine-year pro out of Virginia is currently averaging 3.4 points per game on 36% shooting and 31.6% three-point shooting in 14 minutes. If these stay consistent when he comes back from injury, these would be the second-worst marks of his career, right behind an injury-plagued 2015-16 season in Cleveland, where he only played five total games.
To make matters worse, he sprained his AC joint a little over a week ago and will be out for some time.
Before his struggles in Brooklyn, Harris was a Nets fan favorite, so hopefully, he will find a way to rejuvenate his career in some form soon.