Dallas Mavericks: Mid-Season Guard Grades
Of the three veteran guards for the Mavericks, Devin Harris has been the most consistent in my opinion. Harris hasn’t been spectacular at any particular aspect of the game over the last 5 years, but has always been the first to chase a loose ball or get tangled up with an opposing player in hopes of getting a steal.
This year hasn’t been any different for Devin as his stats certainly don’t jump out of the paper, but you can almost always feel his impact in the game when he has played. No matter how the game is going, either good or bad, Harris will give his full effort night in and night out.
The reason Devin Harris earned a B- as well is, again due to injury concerns. Harris has missed 17 games so far this season, most of them right at the beginning of the year. His production has been reasonably good on the court and is exactly what we expect from him.
If Harris is planning on staying with the Mavericks, he will definitely have to prove that he is healthy and can stay that way for awhile. Otherwise, don’t be surprised if the Mavericks choose to further the youth movement even more.
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