Devin Harris

Devin Lamar Harris ( born February 27, 1983 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin ) is an American professional basketball player.


Devin Harris attended East High School in Wauwatosa. There he played both basketball and a volleyball season. There he was appointed to the All- Conference team. After a year of high school, he decided to retire from volleyball to devote himself to basketball. In his sophomore season, he was due to various injuries rarely used. In his senior season, his performance positively exploded and he set a new scoring record. In addition, his team finished the season undefeated and Harris was elected in 2001 Mr. Basketball in the state of Wisconsin. His jersey with the number 20 was exhibited at the Wauwatosa East in 2007.

Devin Harris accepted the offer of the University of Wisconsin -Madison and played from then on for the Wisconsin Badgers. He was the second player, who had succeeded, as a freshman, sophomore and junior in the starting lineup to stand. In its first year, the Badgers won the Big Ten Conference. The following year they won it again and qualified for the NCAA Tournament, where they " Sweet 16 " reached the. Despite a strong performance Harris ' himself had to admit defeat his team from the University of Kentucky. In his junior season, Harris has established itself as one of the outstanding college players in the country. He was Big Ten Player of the Year, was awarded the Silver Basketball award and was called to the Second Team All-American. Harris decided to sign up after his third college season at the NBA Draft.


Devin Harris was drafted in the 1st round in 5th place of the Washington Wizards. As already discussed with the Dallas Mavericks, exchanged the Wizards Harris along with Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Laettner to get in return Antawn Jamison. In Dallas, he should grow up in the shadow of Steve Nash to be a top playmaker. Nash, however, decided in the offseason to accept an offer from the Phoenix Suns. Under Coach Don Nelson Harris started in the first 19 games of the season 2004/ 05 and was Rookie of the Month in November. The remaining 57 games he looked at from the bench. In March 2005, Don Nelson resigned, and Avery Johnson became the new head coach of the Dallas Mavericks, who built on Jason Terry in the starting lineup. At the end of the season Harris posted 5.7 points, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steals.

Devin Harris distinguished himself by his speed and his good defensive play. Coach Johnson called on his point guard to act efficiently in the offensive. Harris started to improve in the 2005/ 06 season, but had to suspend 24 games because of a quadriceps injury due to an injury to his right shoulder in January 2 Games from March. Overall, he played 56 games in the regular season, including 4 as a starter. He improved his stats to 9.9 points and 3.2 assists. Just in time for the playoffs, he returned to the rotation of the Mavericks and had a great share in the victory over the arch-rival San Antonio Spurs. In a nerve-wracking series about the 7 games went, it was Harris, who took over responsibility and the Spurs punished, which mainly took care of the defensive Dirk Nowitzki, Josh Howard and Jason Terry. So he made it in three consecutive games of 20, 24, and achieve 18 points. In the NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks had however beaten the Miami Heat 2-4. In 23 playoff games, including 15 as a starter, Harris posted 9.4 points and 2.2 assists.

In the 2006/07 season, he started in 61 of 81 games. Harris hangs up 10.2 points, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals in section and helped the Mavericks to MVP Dirk Nowitzki, to achieve a record score of 67-15. The title dreams were dashed, however, the Mavericks in the first round, as they surprisingly lost to the set of number 8 Golden State Warriors with 2-4. In 6 games Harris was with 13.2 points and 5.0 assists, the only bright spot in the otherwise disastrous running series.

Devin Harris was regarded as the future of the franchise and has been decorated in the 2007 season with a contract worth $ 42 million, for a duration of 5 years. Harris was named co-captain (along with Dirk Nowitzki ). The 2007/08 season was his strongest so far. In 39 games as a starter, he scored 14.4 points, 5.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game. However, he was sent in mid-February 2008, together with Keith Van Horn, Trenton Hassell, DeSagana Diop, Maurice Ager for $ 3,000,000 and Erstrundenpicks for the Draft 2008 and 2010 to New Jersey. The Mavericks received in exchange for Jason Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright.

In the New Jersey Nets, he then became the star and has significantly improved statistics. In 2009 he was elected to the NBA All- Star Game.

February 2011 Harris was in the context of a trade between the Nets, the, traded Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors along with teammate Derrick Favors to Utah. In return, joined, among others, Deron Williams to the Nets.

The Jazz Harris was unable to repeat his performance to Nets times. His statistical values ​​dropped dramatically in Utah. The Jazz were trading Harris in 2012 to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Marvin Williams.

With the Hawks Harris managed a place in the playoffs in 2013. However, where the team retired in the first round. For the 2013/2014 season Harris moved to the end of his contract back to the Dallas Mavericks. There he was given a contract until 2016.

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