The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a four-year, $84 million contract extension with Gary Harris, Per Woj
The Denver Nuggets have agreed to a contract extension with a key player to their seemingly bright future: Gary Harris. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news and reported that the deal is for four years and worth $84 million.
Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris has reached agreement on a four-year, $84 million contract extension, league sources told ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 8, 2017
Not all of that $84 million is guaranteed. Woj released a story on ESPN following his tweet, in which he wrote:
“The deal includes $74 million in guaranteed money, and team and individual bonus clauses worth the remaining $10 million, league sources said.”
To some who haven’t seem the Nuggets play, this deal may seem surprising. For those who watch the Nuggets night in and night out, this looks to be a great signing. Harris is just 23 but already one of the more exciting and capable two-guards in the league.
At 22, Harris averaged 23.3 points per 100 possessions, while posting a true shooting percentage of .611 and a three point percentage of 42.0.
The numbers are impressive but what’s more important is his connection with Nikola Jokic. The two players appear to be in sync on the basketball court and no Nugget averaged more assists to Harris than the Serbian sensation. Harris is an exceptional off ball cutter and an elite shooter off the catch and shoot. The two are so fun to watch together.
— Frank Urbina (@frankurbina_) October 3, 2017
The Nuggets front office took some heat for the way their draft night unfolded but they’ve done a phenomenal job since then. They snagged a virtually perfect addition in Paul Millsap during free agency and did so with a team friendly contract.
Subsequently, they made a long-term commitment to their back up center and put an extension on the table with Will Barton. Now, they have extended perhaps their second most important young player in Harris.