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Devin Harris weighing several options, Mavs return unlikely


Long-time Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris is not in a rush to join an NBA roster any time soon. Moreover, it seems like his 10-year tenure with the Mavs is officially over.

He played for ten years with the Mavs and was an important role man for the team during the mid-2010s. However, Brad Townsend of Dallas News reported that he is currently not chasing a deal with a team. In fact, his focus is on things that matter to him more.

Devin Harris, 36, said he is weighing several NBA options, none of which are Dallas, but, more important, “enjoying fatherhood.” Harris said it will take “the right opportunity” for him to return for a 16th NBA season.

It’s important to take note of the clause he added to his possible return to the NBA. What the Wisconsin product was probably talking about was the possibility to win an NBA title.

The Mavericks are in no shape to win a title in the competitive Western Conference. They do have talented players in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, but this is going to be the first full season that they’re going to play together. There will be growing pains in this Mavericks squad, and Harris doesn’t have the time to wait for them to mature.

There are a couple of teams that could use his experience in the second unit. For example, the Bucks haven’t fully addressed the loss of Malcolm Brogdon and could use a player like him. The Warriors also need a playmaker on the second unit, and Harris could fill the role.

Harris started his pro career in Dallas but was selected fifth overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2004 Draft. He is a journeyman, plying his trade with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, and the Denver Nuggets.