Rumor: Nuggets make Gary Harris ‘very available’ in trade talks
The Nuggets and Heat are among the teams registering interest in Jrue Holiday, though the Pelicans are not biting … yet. Denver has made Gary Harris very available, and would part with Malik Beasley, too. Just don’t ask for Michael Porter Jr., who has emerged as the sweet scoring forward many thought he would be before the back injury scared everyone away. New Orleans’s decision on Holiday will be interesting. He’s a terrific player, durable, an elite defender … but does he fit in a Zion/Brandon Ingram/Lonzo Ball long term plan? David Griffin can be choosy; Holiday has said he is happy in the Big Easy, and Griffin is under no pressure to deal him. But a team could come in and blow Griffin away, hoping Holiday is the missing piece for a Finals team.
Harris has appeared in 41 games for the Nuggets this season. He’s averaging 10.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists while shooting 41.3 percent from the field, 31.0 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free-throw line.
The Nuggets are 34-16 on the season. They have the third-best record in the Western Conference.
Harris signed a four-year, $84 million extension with the Nuggets in 2017. He’s making $17,839,286 this season.