Nets reportedly re-sign Joe Harris for four years, $75M


The Nets have reportedly locked up one of the key players of their turnaround to a long-term deal.

Brooklyn and Harris reached agreement Friday on a four-year contract worth $75M, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The hefty deal suggests the Nets view Harris not only as one of the faces of their return to respectability in recent years, but as someone who will help the team contend for a title as a complement to stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.

The 29-year-old sharpshooter has established himself in the pro ranks with the Nets over the past several seasons, following a disappointing and injury-marred stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers to start his career.

Harris' ascent as a solid contributor, mostly hinging on his lethal shooting from deep, coincided with the Nets' return to relevance under GM Sean Marks and former head coach Kenny Atkinson.

The organization has fully embraced the NBA's three-point revolution under Marks, ranking among the top in the league in heaves from deep, and Harris has been a big part of it.

The re-signing would seem to suggest that strategy will remain in place as the team seeks to surround its superstars with shooters. Earlier in the week, the Nets acquired Clippers guard Landry Shamet, another strong shooter.

Harris' deal appears to be comparable to the five-year, $80M pact that was reportedly agreed upon by the Washington Wizards and sharpshooting forward Davis Bertans.