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Orlando Magic | #14 | Guard

Gary

Harris

PPG

11.1

RPG

2.0

APG

1.8

PIE

6.6

HEIGHT

6'4" (1.93m)

WEIGHT

210lb (95kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Michigan State

AGE

28 years

BIRTHDATE

September 14, 1994

DRAFT

2014 R1 Pick 19

EXPERIENCE

8 Years

6'4" | 210lb | 28 years

DRAFT

2014 R1 Pick 19

BIRTHDATE

September 14, 1994

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Michigan State

EXPERIENCE

8 Years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

2020-21 SEASON: Appeared in 39 games (38 starts) with both Denver and Orlando, averaging 9.9 ppg., 2.0 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 27.7 minpg.…Played and started in 19 games with the Nuggets, averaging 9.7 ppg., 2.5 rpg. and 1.7 rpg. in 30.6 minpg.…Acquired from Denver along with R.J. Hampton and a future first round draft pick in exchange for Gary Clark and Aaron Gordon on Mar. 25…Played in 20 games (19 starts) with the Magic, averaging 10.2 ppg., 2.3 apg. and 1.6 rpg. in 24.9 minpg.…As a starter with Orlando, averaged 10.3 ppg., 2.4 apg. and 1.5 rpg. in 25.3 minpg….Led (or tied) the Magic in scoring once and in assists three times…Led (or tied) the Nuggets in scoring once and in assists once…Scored in double figures 21 times (nine times with Orlando) and 20+ points once, including a season-high 21 points on Jan. 9 @ Philadelphia…Had at least one steal 20 times (eight times with Orlando) and two-or-more steals six times (twice with Orlando), including a season-high three steals on Dec. 28 vs. Houston and Apr. 30 @ Memphis…Had at least one blocked shot 10 times (six times with Orlando) and two-or-more blocks once…Appeared in his 400th career NBA regular season game on May 3 @ Detroit…Missed 30 games due to injury/illness: missed 29 games (23 with Denver, Feb. 4-16, Feb. 19-Mar. 24; six with Orlando, Mar. 28-Apr. 7) due to a left adductor strain and one game (Apr. 12) due to left adductor injury management…Also missed two games (Jan. 12-14) due to personal reasons. PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Appeared in 407 career NBA regular season games (344 starts) with Denver and Orlando, averaging 11.9 ppg., 2.6 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 1.20 stlpg. in 28.9 minpg., while shooting .805 (636-790) from the free throw line…Also played in 28 career playoff games (26 starts), averaging 10.8 ppg., 3.1 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.00 stlpg. in 32.0 minpg….2019-20: Played in 56 games (55 starts) with Denver, averaging 10.4 ppg., 2.9 rpg., 2.1 apg. and 1.36 stlpg. in 31.8 minpg….Ranked 25th in the NBA in steals…Led (or tied) the team in scoring once and in assists three times…Scored in double figures 28 times and 20+ points once…Pulled down a career-high-tying eight rebounds on Feb. 5 @ Utah…Had two-or-more steals 25 times…Missed 15 games due to injury: missed two games (Dec. 29-31) due to a left shin contusion, five games (Jan. 15-22) due to a right adductor strain and eight games (Aug. 1-14) due to a strained right hip…Also appeared in 14 playoff games (12 starts), averaging 7.4 ppg., 2.0 rpg., 1.7 apg. and 1.14 stlpg. in 27.1 minpg., helping the Nuggets reach the Western Conference Finals…2018-19: Appeared in 57 games (48 starts) with Denver, averaging 12.9 ppg., 2.8 rpg. and 2.2 apg. in 28.8 minpg….Led (or tied) the team in scoring seven times and in assists once…Scored in double figures 36 times and 20+ points seven times…Missed 25 games due to injury: missed two games (Nov. 24-27) due to a sore left ankle, missed 11 games (Dec. 5-29) due to a right hip injury, missed five games (Jan. 8-15) due to left hip tightness and missed seven games (Feb. 1-13) due to a right adductor strain…Also played and started in 14 playoff contests, averaging 14.2 ppg., 4.1 rpg. and 2.3 apg. in 36.9 minpg., while shooting .868 (33-38) from the free throw line…2017-18: Played in 67 games (65 starts) with Denver, averaging a career-best 17.5 ppg., 2.9 apg., 2.6 rpg. and 1.82 stlpg. in 34.4 minpg., while shooting .396 (156-394) from three-point range and .827 (134-162) from the free throw line…Ranked sixth in the NBA in steals, 15th in minutes played, tied for 35th in three-point FG percentage, ranks 36th in scoring and tied for 38th in free throw percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 19 times and in assists six times…Scored in double figures 61 times, 20+ points 23 times and had 30+ points three times, including a career-high 36 points on Dec. 13 @ Boston and Jan. 3 vs. Phoenix…Dished out a career-high-tying nine assists on Dec. 12 @ Detroit…Recorded a career-high six steals on Nov. 7 vs. Brooklyn…Missed 15 games due to injury/illness: missed two games (Nov. 11-13) due to a sore right shoulder, missed one game (Dec. 20) due to a right elbow contusion, missed one game (Jan. 12) due to personal reasons and missed 11 games (Mar. 17-Apr. 7) due to a right knee sprain/strain…2016-17: Appeared in 57 games (56 starts) with Denver, averaging 14.9 ppg., 3.1 rpg., 2.9 apg. and 1.25 stlpg. in 31.3 minpg., while shooting .420 (107-255) from three-point range…Ranked eighth in the NBA in three-point field goal percentage…Led (or tied) the team in scoring 10 times and in assists six times…Scored in double figures 47 times and 20+ points 15 times…Dished out a career-high nine assists on Apr. 7 vs. New Orleans…Missed 24 games due to injury/illness: missed four games (Oct. 26-Nov. 3) due to a strained right groin, missed 16 games (Nov. 13-Dec. 12) due to a right foot injury, missed one game (Jan. 7) due to a sore right groin and missed three games (Jan. 17-21) due to a sprained right ankle...2015-16: Played and started in 76 games with Denver, averaging 12.3 ppg., 2.9 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 1.28 stlpg. in 32.1 minpg., while shooting .820 (109-133) from the free throw line…Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times and in assists three times…Scored in double figures 53 times and 20+ points five times…Missed six games (Nov. 28-Dec. 8) due to a concussion…2014-15: Appeared in 55 games (six starts) during his rookie campaign with Denver, averaging 3.4 ppg. and 1.2 rpg. in 13.1 minpg….Scored in double figures four times…Made his NBA debut on Nov. 14 vs. Indiana, recording 13 points, three rebounds and two assists. CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago in the first round (19th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft…Draft rights traded from Chicago along with Jusuf Nurkic to Denver in exchange for the draft rights to Doug McDermott and Anthony Randolph (Jun. 26, 2014)...Re-signed as a free agent by Denver (Oct. 12, 2017)…Traded from Denver along with R.J. Hampton and a future first round draft pick to Orlando in exchange for Gary Clark and Aaron Gordon (Mar. 25, 2021).

BEFORE NBA

Played in 69 games (67 starts) during two seasons (2012-14) at Michigan State University, averaging 14.9 ppg., 3.3 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.57 stlpg. in 31.0 minpg.…Scored 1,025 career points, becoming just the third Spartan to break the 1,000-point mark in just two seasons, joining Mike Robinson (1,202) and Magic Johnson (1,059)…As a sophomore (2013-14), played in 35 games, averaging 16.7 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 1.80 stlpg. in 32.3 minpg.…Named First Team All-Big Ten, member of the All-Big Ten Defensive Team and Honorable Mention AP All-American…Was also chosen to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team and the NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team, helping the Spartans reach the NCAA Elite Eight…One of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award…As a freshman (2012-13), appeared in 34 games, averaging 12.9 ppg., 2.5 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 1.32 stlpg. in 29.7 minpg….Was named the 2012-13 Big Ten Freshman of the Year (the first MSU player to win the award) and earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors.

PERSONAL LIFE

Mother, Joy Holmes, was a four-year letter winner at Purdue from 1988-91, and currently ranks seventh in school history with 1,747 points…A 1991 First Team Kodak/WBCA All-American, Joy played in the WNBA for the Detroit Shock in 2000, as well as for Seattle and Nashville in the American Basketball League…Earned both McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American honors in 2012…Also played wide receiver while at Hamilton Southeastern High School, helping them win three league championships…You can follow him on Twitter: @thats_G_ and on Instagram: @ thats_g_.