The 2014-15 season became an interesting year for rookie Joe Harris. The second-round pick started the year by appearing in 32 of Cleveland's first 38 contests. For a five-game stretch in November, Harris played at least 19 minutes and averaged 6.2 points as a rotation piece for the Cavaliers. On Dec. 30, Harris supplied 13 points, four rebounds and three triples during a loss at Atlanta. On Jan. 5, Harris delivered a season-high 16 points and four assists versus Philadelphia. Shortly afterwards, with the return of J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, Harris split his time between Cleveland and the D-League Canton Charge. He was assigned and recalled to and from Canton 11 times. Harris would appear in 11 contests for the Charge, delivering 14.1 points, 5.4 boards, 3.5 assists and 1.6 made treys. In mid-April, Harris participated in three of Cleveland's last four NBA games. On Apr. 12, he scored nine points for the Cavs in a loss at Boston. All told, Harris appeared in 51 games at the NBA level and averaged 10 minutes per NBA game while shooting 37 percent from behind the arc. He posted the third-highest 3-point field goal percentage among rookies who took at least 50 shots from deep. He also hit 40 percent of his field goals and 60 percent of his free throws on his way to 2.7 points per appearance. Harris added 0.6 three-pointers, 0.8 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.1 steals per NBA contest. The 6-foot-6 guard was also on the Cavs' playoff roster and made six post-season appearances. He scored seven points during the Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 blowout win over the Hawks. Cleveland would go on to lose in six games to the Golden State Warriors in the Championship Finals.2015
Joe Harris had most of his professional sophomore season cut short due to injury. In October and November, he made appearances in five games for the Cavs. He also handled five stints on assignment with Cleveland's NBA D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, seeing action in 10 games and averaging 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33 minutes per contest. On Nov. 14, he scored a D-League career-high 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a loss to the Red Claws. On Jan. 12th, Harris underwent season-ending surgery on his right foot. The procedure, which occurred in Indianapolis, removed a bone particle from his foot. On the same day of the surgery, Harris was traded to the Orlando Magic along with a swap of draft picks. He was then released by the Magic shortly after the trade became official. Harris, who is focused on rehabbing his foot, enters the offseason as a free agent.2016
After season-ending surgery in January of 2016, Joe Harris signed a two-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets in July. He looked sharp during the preseason and immediately became a key bench cog for the club. Harris played in the Nets' first 30 games of the 2016-17 season, averaging 24 minutes per contest. On Nov. 12, Harris exploded for a career-high 19 points - on 5-of-8 three-point shooting - during a win over the Suns. On Dec. 3, Harris drained three triples on his way to 17 points in a loss to the Bucks. Later that month, he matched his career-high of 19 points and went 5-of-9 from behind the arc during a close loss at Philadelphia. The good times kept rolling until a Jan. 20 ankle injury forced Harris to miss six games. He then appeared in 12 February matchups before a concussion suffered in early March versus Utah forced the guard to miss the last 22 games of the season. Despite the injuries, Harris played in a career-high 52 games for Brooklyn. He also generated per game career highs in points (8.2), rebounds (2.8), steals (0.6), made three-pointers (1.6) and minutes played (21.9). It seems Joe Harris has found a home in Brooklyn. His Nets would finish the season at 20-62 and miss the postseason.2017
Harris's fourth NBA season - and second in Brooklyn - saw the shooting guard appear in a career-high 78 games and average double-digit points per game for the first time. He'd go on to average 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists while playing 25.3 minutes per night. Harris scored a career-high 30 points while knocking down six-of-seven three-point tries and grabbing seven rebounds against Cleveland on Mar. 25. He recorded his first career double-double at home to Boston on Jan. 6 by pulling down a career-high 12 rebounds and scoring 10 points. Harris repeated the feat on Feb. 10 when he dropped 12 points and grabbed 10 boards versus New Orleans. He'd also count 21 points to go with seven rebounds in a win over Miami on Dec. 29. The Virginia product would set a new career-high with seven assists against Washington on Dec. 22. He lead the Nets with a .419 three-point percentage among qualified players. Harris went 5-for-5 from deep on his way to 19 points at Oklahoma City on Jan. 23. He then struck for 17 points, six assists and four rebounds against Milwaukee on Apr. 5.2018
Harris found himself in the NBA spotlight last season after outgunning Stephen Curry in the final round of the Three-Point Shootout during All-Star Weekend to claim victory in the prestigious contest. Though many viewed the outcome as an upset, Harris actually posted the superior three-point percentage overall in 2018-19. In fact, his 47.4 percentage from behind the arc led the NBA and was nearly two percentage points higher than the mark posted by Danny Green, who finished second. Harris' sharpshooting was part of an impressive campaign that saw him establish career highs in nearly every per-game offensive category, including points (13.7), three-pointers (2.4), rebounds (3.8) and assists (2.4). Harris also received the most playing time of his career, averaging 30.2 minutes per game, but his statistical growth was not merely a product of more minutes on the court. A glance at his advanced stats reveals that Harris was more efficient than ever last season, as his true-shooting percentage (64.5 percent) and effective field-goal percentage (62.2 percent) were both the highest marks of his career. Harris' durability and consistency were also key factors in his strong season. He finished the campaign ranked second on the club in total playing time, logging 2,293 minutes on the court. He also avoided prolonged slumps, averaging between 12.9 and 16.0 ppg while hitting at least 46.0 percent of his shots each month. Harris' averaged only 8.8 points per game on 37.2 percent shooting from the field in the Nets' first-round playoff exit, but that shouldn't detract from a breakout campaign during which he emerged as one of the league's best shooters.
June 26, 2014Drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2nd round (33rd pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
July 22, 2014Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers
January 12, 2016Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers with cash considerations and a 2017 2nd round draft pick to the Orlando Magic for a 2020 2nd round draft pick. (2017 2nd-Rd Pick was protected pick from SAC and did not convey) (2020 2nd-rd pick is protected pick from POR)
July 19, 2016Signed a two-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets
July 24, 2018Signed as a free agent another two-year contract with the Brooklyn Nets.