Utah Jazz: Writing Is on the Wall for Devin Harris with Utah's High Draft Pick
Devin Harris just unpacked his bags in Salt Lake, but he might be on his way out as quickly as he arrived
Devin Harris never seemed to have any permanence when he was sent from New Jersey to Utah in the Deron Williams blockbuster in February. He didn't seem to jell with teammates and the team's record was just 7-9 in the 16 games he played upon arrival.
He's only got two years left on his contract at a hefty $17.8 million. There are no indicators that the Jazz are in love with Harris or want to re-sign him, so why not trade him now while you've got two potentially great point guards available to you in the draft?
If the Jazz take Brandon Knight or Kemba Walker, which is almost a certainty, with the third pick, then Harris is utterly expendable, even financially burdensome.
It makes sense that, if a player isn't going to stay and is not beloved by anyone or conducive to success, you would get him out of town as quick as possible.
With the considerable trade value of the 28-year-old former All-Star, this rings especially true.
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