Joe Harris explains Nets’ culture: ‘There’s just no bad people in the organization at all’
Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Joe Harris says the culture of the organization is a big reason why the team has been so successful this season.
The Nets are 32-30, good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks and head coach Kenny Atkinson have completely changed the narrative about the Nets. Harris says the environment in Brooklyn is always positive and the players love playing with each other:
In his interview with @ZachLowe_NBA, @joeharrisbball says, "There’s just no bad people in the organization at all. I think a lot of just come in to work everyday and we are all just happy to be here. We just enjoy being around one another." https://t.co/fiqudx94PS
— NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) February 27, 2019
The Nets are trying to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2015. Brooklyn has had a losing record four years in a row and been riddled with dysfunction and mediocrity ever since the trade with the Boston Celtics that got them Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
The Nets gave up a bevy of draft picks in that trade, which cost them in a big way. However, this season has been great so far and Joe Harris is one of the main reasons why. The sharpshooter is averaging 13.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 50.6 percent from the field, 47.8 percent from beyond the arc and 85.3 percent from the free-throw line.
Harris, who won the 2019 3-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend, leads the NBA in 3-point percentage. Brooklyn has a really nice core with Harris, point guard D’Angelo Russell, center Jarrett Allen, guard Spencer Dinwiddie and forwards Caris LeVert and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.