Denver Nuggets head coach Mike Malone’s fear of the possibility that gary harris might be dealing with an Achilles issue is already alleviated. Harris is reportedly just suffering from a left ankle soreness that will cost him a few games.
Duvalier Johnson of the Mile High Sports tweeted out this piece of good news for Nuggets fans.
Gary Harris will appear on the injury report with left ankle soreness and not an Achilles injury which is a great thing.
— Duvalier Johnson (@DuvalierJohnson) November 24, 2018
There were initial fears that the young combo guard might have sustained an injury on his Achilles, something that often leads to long-term health issues. The 5th-year guard from Michigan State exited their game against the Orlando Magic after going down with the injury.
Harris has been instrumental for the young Nuggets this season. His backcourt partnership with Jamal Murray is a force to reckon in the league. Harris is putting up averages of 16.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
On top of that, the 24-year old shooting guard is making excellent strides on the defensive end as well. FanSided’s Matthew Huff wrote about Harris’ transition into the team’s defensive ace.
As of November 19, Harris has yet to allow a match up to score 10 or more points on him. This has included Gary holding notable names such as Klay Thompson to only eight points when being guarded by him, Jayson Tatum to only two points, Devin Booker to only three points, Jrue Holiday to 2.5 points and Zach LaVine to only seven points.
With Harris about to miss some games, it’s a good thing that the Nuggets have some depth on their backcourt. It’s expected that Monte Morris and Malik Beasley will play extended minutes for the team.