Free agent Joe Harris has agreed a $ 75 million four-year deal to return to the Brooklyn Nets, his Priority Sports agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Harris, 29, averaged a career-high 14.5 points per game last season for Brooklyn, shooting 42.5 percent from a 3-point range. His return ̵
The signing of Harris represents a massive financial commitment from Net owner Joe Tsai. Brooklyn is now well inside the luxury treasure and still has a few open spots on its list.
The 6-foot-6 guard revived his career in Brooklyn the last four years and went from dismissal after a season-ending injury in his second year with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015-16 to one of the league’s best 3-point shooters. Among 208 players to attempt at least 400 3-pointers since the start of 2017-18, only Seth Curry has a higher 3-point goal percentage.
Harris’ development helped the Nets recover from the 2013 deal with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce leaving the team uncontrollable in its first round in five years.
During this time, Brooklyn relied on underutilized talent to rebuild – players like Harris, Spencer Dinwiddie and D’Angelo Russell, who similarly revived their careers.
The Nets’ player development success helped attract the attention of Durant and Irving, who signed with Brooklyn as free agents in the 2019 offseason.