Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris has been cleared to play in his first game in nearly a year. Last November, Harris underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle after suffering an injury against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Harris was sidelined 4-for-8 weeks during the 2021-22 season. However, in March the forward revealed plans to undergo a second operation on his ankle, which will keep him out for the rest of the season.
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Joe Harris: “I’m playing tonight. I’m excited. I wanted to try and play in the first game, but I didn’t get where I should have been. As you know, I needed a little more time, but I feel good now and I’m excited to play tonight.
— Chris Milholen (@CMilholenSB) October 21, 2022
He will make his debut tonight against the Toronto Raptors. The match is scheduled for 1:30 PM. According to Vivid Seats, tickets are available for as low as $56.
In 14 games last season, Harris averaged 11.3 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist. He also shot 45.2% from the field and 46.6% from 3-point range.
Nets forward Joe Harris will appear tonight in his first game against the Raptors in almost a year
On Friday, Harris released this statement: “I’m playing tonight. I’m excited. I wanted to try and play in the first game, but I didn’t get where I should have been. As you know – I needed a little more time, but I feel better now and I’m excited to play tonight.
During the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend, the NBA won the 3-point contest. In fact, throughout the 2020 NBA Playoffs, Harris averaged a career-high 14.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Additionally, in November 2020, Harris re-signed with the Nets on a 4-year, $75 million contract. He will make $18,642,857 with Brooklyn for the 2022-23 season. For the 2023-24 season, the final year of his contract, the forward will earn $19,928,571.
During the 2020-21 season, in 69 games, Joe Harris averaged 14.1 points, 3.6 boards and 1.9 assists. The wing led the NBA in 3-point shooting (47.5%). Not to mention, he finished second in effective field goal percentage (65.4%) and sixth in total 3-pointers (211).
In the year On October 27, 2021, in Brooklyn’s 106-93 loss to the Miami Heat, Harris passed Jason Kidd for the career 3-pointers made (813). Now, the forward currently has 874 career 3-pointers.
In the year On November 12, in the Nets’ 120-112 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, the forward scored a season-high 24 points in 37 minutes of action. He finished 9 of 12 (75%) from the floor and 6 of 8 (75%) from downtown.