In addition to toning his body to a ripped 240 pounds to better go against the likes of Indiana’s David West and Chicago’s Carlos Boozer, Harris worked this offseason on becoming a more efficient shooter. His shooting averages – 45.5 percent overall, 31.5 3-point percentage and 75.2 free throw percentages – were just that – average – and he wants to be better this season.

According to, Harris made 52.4 percent of his shots in the lane last season, but he shot just 30.3 percent and 38.6 percent from just outside the blocks on the left and right sides. Conversely, Harris’ midrange jumper was nearly automatic as he drilled 59.2 percent of his shots from the right wing and 55.5 percent from the left wing. But he knows there are still plenty areas to improve upon, namely the corner 3 where he made just 28.5 percent of his tries.

Once again showing his dedication to his craft, Harris picked the brain of Gervin this summer for tips. The two watched game film together and Gervin watched Harris’ on-court work to analyze his shooting stroke. It just further showed Harris’ willingness to go to extra lengths to improve.