The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Manny Harris from the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today. The signing of Harris marks the 27th GATORADE Call-Up of the 2011-12 season. Harris will wear No. 6 for the Cavaliers and is available for tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons.
In 17 games (12 starts) with Canton this season, Harris is averaging 21.4 points on .470 shooting with 7.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals in 32.9 minutes per game. He currently ranks third in the D-League in scoring. Yesterday, he was named the NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played from February 13-19. Harris also earned the honor on January 30th, making him the only player in the league to do so twice this year.
In two games last week, he averaged 41.0 points on .574 shooting with 9.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.5 steals in 44.5 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-5 guard spent the 2010-11 season with the Cavaliers, playing in 54 games (15 starts) and averaging 5.9 points on .374 shooting, 2.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 17.2 minutes per game.
I know, crazy right? There really are corporations that now sponsor the transaction of a player getting called up into the NBA from the D-League. I didn't actually realize that either. Regardless though, congrats to Manny on being the 27th GATORADE Call-Up this season anyways.
Based on the numbers he'd been hanging on the board, it's hard to argue that Corperryale L'Adorable could've done anything more to warrant the opportunity. I'm pretty sure Anthony Parker can't average 41 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3.5 steals in two games against his alma mater Bradley University these days. But there's no need to pile on AP right now really.
This is about our boy Manny Harris, and his chance to go Jeremy Lin here with his next opportunity. Minus the turnovers of couse. He might even get that look against his hometown Detroit Pistons tonight too, here's hoping he takes advantage of it.
For my Q+A with Manny Harris over the summer Click Here: Catching Up With Manny Harris
Kyrie, great as he is, has trouble handling quick guards, man-man.
Manny Harris has quicker feet than Parker or Gibson and could defend the other point allowing Kyrie to guard the shooting guard.
What I'm afraid of, is this may mean Sessions, an excellent PG, may be traded for a draft choice.
The Lakers covet Ramon, and their draft choice will probably not be high enough, no matter what year it comes in, to justify sacrificing Sessions.
On the other hand, maybe Ramon has no intention of re-signing with Cleveland due to the presence of Kyrie and Gibson.
In that case, a trade is more than warranted.
Chris Grant has done an excellent job so we need to trust him.
The win tonight against a team that had won 7 of its last 9, with Varajao out, ought to tell anyone that the Cavs are not as far away as the cynics want us to believe.
@Bric Good points as always Bric. I do think - while I don't know and haven't heard anything along these lines from anybody - that Manny Harris on a 10-day like he currently is does have something to do with maybe a Sessions deal down the road. While Ramon is technically a back-up PG - and does play those minutes - he also plays a lot of minutes lately alongside Irving like. So maybe they want to find out if Manny can do that, in the event of a deal. Thanks for the comments buddy.