2022-23 Brooklyn Nets player grades: Joe Harris
The 2022-23 season was an interesting one for the Brooklyn Nets. In a season that started with championship expectations, the Nets’ season ended with just trying to hold on to a playoff spot after trading away Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to end the superstar experiment once and for all.
At one point, Brooklyn was regarded as one of the main contenders in the Eastern Conference with Durant and Irving leading the way. Once the trade deadline came and went, the Nets had a completely different team led by budding star wing Mikal Bridges.
Not to mention, Brooklyn went through a coaching change after Steve Nash was fired following a 2-5 start to this season. Jacque Vaughn is now the head man of a team that is currently in flux thanks to the trades of Durant and Irving. While the offseason is still fresh, it’s a good time to review all of the Nets who played this season starting with: guard Joe Harris.
(All stats are courtesy of basketball-reference.com).
85th in the NBA in FG%
8th in 3FG%
35th in TS%
Harris did not play in the first game of this season as he was still experiencing soreness in his left foot due to ankle surgery that he had the previous season. However, he made his season debut in the second game of the season and from there, he was available to play for the rest of the season.
While he was able to play, Harris looked like he had trouble adapting to play through his recent ankle procedures as it was clear that he struggled with his shot and getting consistent balance on each shot. In fact, the 33rd overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft out of Virginia shot just 36.8% from three-point land in October and followed that up by shooting 33% from three in November.
Despite this slow start, Harris turned things around as he shot 54.8% from behind the three-point line in December and from that point on, he shot 42.1% or better from three-point land in each month to end the season. After November, Harris was able to get back to himself in terms of shooting the ball and he helped Brooklyn win 18 out of 20 games at one point in the season.
Harris had another solid campaign for the Nets as he proved to be a deadly shooter when left open. As stated above, he has one more season under contract so it will be interesting to see if Brooklyn decides to extend him in order to lower his cap number.
Season grade: C
Story originally appeared on Nets Wire