Joe Harris expresses desire to stay with Nets, but no contract talks since NBA restart
Earlier in the week, Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks mentioned that re-signing veteran swingman Joe Harris, who is currently slated to become a free agent this offseason, would be one of the franchise’s top priorities this offseason.
While Harris has continued to express interest in ultimately remaining in Brooklyn over the course of the last few months, the seasoned sharpshooter reiterated such a notion during an exclusive interview with ClutchPoints on Saturday afternoon.
“To be honest, I haven’t really put a ton of thought into it,” Harris said in regards to his looming decision. “All of my focus and attention has really just been on making the most of this season that we’re in right now, trying to finish things out the right way. But for me, Brooklyn is home. That’s where I’ve been the last four years. I have a lot of great relationships with everybody that’s here. In an ideal scenario, I would just stay in Brooklyn.”
However, Harris also mentioned that neither he nor his representation has had any talks about a new contract with the Nets since the NBA restart kicked off down in Orlando last month.
“I haven’t had really any discussions about free agency or anything like that with Sean [Marks] or anybody else within the Nets’ organization,” Harris stated.
On the court, Harris and company are officially gearing up for an opening-round postseason series against the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors. The Raptors will enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed with the Nets finishing the regular season at No. 7 in the Eastern Conference.