Apr 1, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks point guard Devin Harris (34) on a fast break during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Philips Arena. Hawks won 102-94. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks: Devin Harris Is Officially Back

The Dallas Mavericks announced today the return of guard Devin Harris. This will be Harris’ second time with the franchise. He was first acquired in 2004 in a draft day trade with the Washington Wizards. The Mavericks traded him in 2008 to the New Jersey Nets to bring back Jason Kidd.

The 2008-09 season was the best of his career averaging 21.3 points, 6.9 rebounds per game and making the Eastern Conference All-Star Team.

Harris was originally planning to join the team early this offseason, but the deal was nixed after a physical exam uncovered a dislocated toe that cost him a few million dollars of salary. The team maintained their interest to bring him back and have signed him to veteran’s minimum deal.

The Mavericks have made the guard position a point of emphasis this offseason after the sloppy play at the position last year. They have now added Harris, Gal Mekel, Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, and rookie Shane Larkin to the roster. Larkin is going to miss three to four months rehabbing a broken ankle.

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