The Brooklyn Nets uncovered a diamond in the rough, establishing fourth year shooting guard Joe Harris as a legitimate three-point sniper. Harris had a career year this season, improving his numbers across the board and appears to be a key piece in Brooklyn’s future.
The 2017/18 season was a somewhat a coming out party for Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris. With career highs in minutes (25.3), points (10.8), rebounds (3.3), assists (1.6), field goal percentage (49.1) and three point percentage (41.9), Harris put the league on notice with his ability to consistently hit triples on the move. With shades of J.J Reddick and Kyle Korver in his game, the fourth year guard has aligned himself for a substantial raise this offseason.
On Fire from Deep
Harris finished 16th in the league in three point percentage, shooting a career high 41.9 percent from deep. More impressive was his ability to effectively utilize pin downs and screens to get open. On catch and shoot opportunities, Harris converted at a 41.2 percent rate and sunk a staggering 48.1 percent on pull-ups. The Nets adopted the league’s space and pace philosophy, amplifying Harris’ strength as an elite three point shooter. Teams around the league will be loitering around the opportunity to sign Harris as shooting is at a premium.