The Dallas roster continues to shuffle as the team looks to sign Aaron Harrison to a 10-day contract.
As the Mavericks prepare for their matchup against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight, news broke of a possible new acquisition to the team.
First reported by Marc Stein of the New York Times, league sources say Dallas is in talks to sign Aaron Harrison of the Reno Bighorns to a 10-day contract, which means Jameel Warney’s 10-day contract will likely not be extended.
Aaron Harrison, who was born and raised in Texas, has averaged 18.7 points and 4.4 rebounds this season for the Reno Bighorns, the NBA G League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings. The 23-year old scored 45 points on eight made three pointers on Saturday.
Harrison, who was named to the 2018 NBA G League International Challenge roster against the Mexico National Team, also helped represent Team USA at the World Cup Qualifying in February, where he averaged 12.5 points over the two games in victories over Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Before coming to the league, Harrison and his twin brother, Andrew, played two years under John Calipari at Kentucky, where they made the Final Four in both seasons, losing the National Championship as freshman against Connecticut. As a Wildcat, Harrison was known for his big shot making ability as his brother took on more of the point guard role, who has played great for the Memphis Grizzlies since the All-Star break.
For Jameel Warney, he’s played in three games so far with the Mavericks, averaging 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds in nine minutes per game, including an eight point effort against the Knicks, which brought out family and friends being that Warney is from New Jersey and played at Stony Brook. Let’s hope another NBA team scoops up Warney, as he’s one of the most humble, genuine professionals you will come across.
The addition of Harrison speaks to what could be a lengthy stint on the shelf for Dennis Smith Jr. with his sprained left ankle. As Rick Carlisle stated on Monday, “He’s going to be out for awhile, but not serious.” So, we should expect to see DSJ miss a handful of games, which could make way for Harrison to touch the floor, in what would be his first stint in the NBA since last season with the Hornets.