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Nets’ Joe Harris bluntly responds why he shoots 3-Pointers well

Nets, Joe Harris

Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris will aim to defend his title at the 3-Point Contest at All-Star weekend on Saturday night. Harris outlasted Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry last year.

So, why is Harris such a good three-point shooter?

On Saturday morning, he offered a blunt response to that question:

“I can’t jump, so that’s why I shoot threes,” Harris told the media at his press conference, via Jeff Zilgitt of USA TODAY Sports.

Well then you might as well let it fly from deep, right?

Harris is making 40.8 percent of his three-point attempts this season while averaging 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists over 31.4 minutes per game. He is also shooting 46.8 percent from the floor overall and 74.3 percent from the free-throw line.

The 28-year-old was originally selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round (33rd pick overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft.

He played in 51 games during his rookie campaign but had a very limited role. He logged 2.7 points across 9.1 minutes a night while making 40 percent of his field-goal attempts and 36.9 percent of his long-distance tries.

Harris then appeared in just five contests with the Cavaliers the following season before being traded to the Orlando Magic in January 2016, but he was instantly waived by the Magic.

He went on to sign with the Nets that ensuing summer and has certainly found a home in Brooklyn. He’s forged a pivotal role on the team.

Last season, Harris led the NBA in three-point percentage, connecting on 47.4 percent of his triples.