Gary Harris (DEN) – “That’s G!”
Shooting Guard: 6’4, 210 lbs; 4th year, Michigan State
NBA Role: two-way wing • Star UnderDOG
That’sssss G! – young Gary Harris is a rapidly rising two-guard in the Northwest; clamps up guards in the Avery Bradley (BOS) mold, fills the break well & cashes triples when left alone; very good athlete who slides his feet well from side to side – digs into a nice, low stance; perfect for Denver’s uptempo style: loves to get out and run – sequence defender, frequently turns steals into easy fast break opportunities; very good cutter/mover without the rock – Gary lurks baseline and sneaks in for easy shots; Harris’s next step is to generate more offense with the ball in his hands, below the three point line – has confidence from deep and is starting to blast down the lane more and more; DEN’s young backcourt is scary – Harris & Emmanuel Mudiay‘s defensive potential* alone is enough to purchase stock; is Harris the league’s best “unknown” shooting guard?
*mistakes into points guy – can he turn into a great shot-blocking two like D. Wade (CHI)?
Signature Shot: 3-pointer via handoff
(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 76
Couple DOG Facts:
Career: 10.5 points/game, 2.5 rebounds/game, 46% FG
First Team All-Big-10 (2014)
Avg. career-high 12.3 points/game (2015-16)
More on “GH”
- “Guard Dunker” – Gary H. in transit (via DownToBuck; Mar. 2016):