Devin Harris inks return to Mavericks…again
The Dallas Mavericks officially signed Devin Harris to a contract Wednesday, three weeks after discovering he required toe surgery and voiding a previous agreement.
The team voided its earlier deal with Harris — reportedly worth $9 million over three years — announced on July 9, but expressed its desire to eventually come to restructured terms with Harris after taking consideration of his injury. That desire came to fruition in Wednesday’s new deal.
Dallas has yet to divulge its latest agreement with Harris, who played three and a half seasons in Dallas after the Mavericks selected him in the first round of the 2004 draft. The Mavericks traded Harris to the Nets in 2008 as part of a package for Jason Kidd.
Harris, 30, averaged 9.9 points and 3.4 assists per game playing point guard and shooting guard for the Hawks last season. He likely will back up Mavericks guards Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis, who were both signed this offseason. Dallas drafted University of Miami point guard Shane Larkin last month, but he is expected to be sidelined three months after breaking an ankle in summer league practice.