Hawks, Mavs, Blazers Looking at Devin Harris

by February 22, 2011

There’s a good chance Devin Harris will be playing for a new team by this Thursday’s trade deadline; determining his new address, however, is not so easy: Dallas, Portland, and Atlanta are all reportedly interested. From the AJC: “It seems Hawks GM Rick Sund has cast a wide net in the team’s search for a bona fide point guard. In addition to Cleveland’s Ramon Sessions, the Hawks also have inquired about New Jersey’s Devin Harris. Those discussions could pick up now that Harris won’t be going to Denver as part of a deal for ‘Melo, who was traded to the Knicks. Harris, who turns 27 28 on Sunday, would meet Atlanta’s desire for a capable defender who also can push the pace and create shots for others. But he makes $9.3 million in 2011-12, and adding his salary to the roughly $65 million Atlanta has committed for next season would push Atlanta’s payroll above the current luxury-tax threshold (which could change in the new CBA). Harris also is owed $8.5 million in 2012-13.”