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knows that the season that belongs to the Nuggets is over.
After entering the playoffs, the Nuggets have completed two consecutive rounds of the series with a 1-3 fall behind. However, facing the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals, after another 1-3 behind, the Nuggets failed to continue their magic and lost. After losing Game 5, the Nuggets' season is over.
Throughout the entire playoffs, many Nuggets players have outstanding performances. The two cores, Jokic and Murray, both played superstar level. Grant also played worthy. Porter proved himself, veteran Millsap. Can also help the team on the defensive end, however, not all Nuggets players can leave with satisfaction, at least for Gary Harris, this year's playoffs are absolutely regrettable.
Harris’ playoff performance has to be divided into three stages. In the first round against the Jazz, he only played in G6 and G7 due to injuries. As we all know, the Nuggets won both games, but Harris In fact, his performance is not particularly good. The two games totaled 2 of 13 and only scored 8 points in total.
Facing the Clippers in the second round, Harris played in all seven games. His performance has greatly improved from the first round. After the series, he averaged 10.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, and his shooting percentage was 50.0. %, 41.9% from three-pointers, only lower than Jokic and Murray.
Among them, in the second round of G6 and G7, Harris played a key role in both games. He scored 16 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in G6, and scored 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in G7. The Clippers also continued. The two games completed a major reversal of the Clippers and eventually advanced to the Western Conference finals.
However, after entering the Western Conference Finals, Harris’s performance was slack. He did not play a normal level in a single game:
——G1, 5 points, 2 rebounds and 0 assists
——G2, 3 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist
——G3, 7 points, 0 rebounds and 3 assists
——G4, 3 points, 2 rebounds and 0 assists
——G3, 3 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist
Throughout the series, Harris only averaged 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 25.9% from the field and 35.7% from the three-point range. In 5 games, Harris scored only 21 points, which was not even as good as the Western half. There were more points in the last two games of the final.
If Harris is a rookie or a player with a minimum salary, we may understand the huge gap between the performances before and after. However, the problem is that Harris’s annual salary is the third highest in the team. His salary this season has reached 17.84 million. In the remaining two years, the salary is as high as 19.16 million and 20.48 million.
Harris's positioning is 3D, his performance on the defensive end is not bad, but on the offensive end, Harris averaged only 7.4 points per game in this year's playoffs. He made 19 of 52 three-pointers and hit 36.5%; back again. In the regular season this year, Harris averaged only 10.4 points per game and 33.0% of his three-pointers. Obviously, this is by no means a level that a 20 million gentleman should have.
The goal of the Nuggets in the next few years will inevitably be to compete for the championship. If they want to compete for the championship, there will be signings. However, at present, Harris's performance and contract may affect the Nuggets. Not only that, but other young players in the Nuggets are like this The performance of Rees and Porter will also endanger Harris' playing time-Harris is only 26 years old and still young, but if he wants to prove himself, Harris has to hurry up.