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D-Fenders News: D-Fenders Acquire Guard Manny Harris

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mannyharris_crop_exactWith Malcolm Thomas receiving a call-up from the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles D-Fenders were in need of a new offensive weapon. It was announced today that the D-Fenders have acquired Manny Harris from the Canton Charge in exchange for a 2014 second round pick. Harris has not played this season, but averaged 21.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 3.3 assists for the Charge last year. In 2010, Harris went undrafted out of Michigan but played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in two different stints.

Here is the press release via the Los Angeles D-Fenders:

EL SEGUNDO  –  The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired guard Manny Harris from the Canton Charge in exchange for a 2014 second round draft pick, it was announced today by D-Fenders General Manager Nick Mazzella.

Harris (6’5” / 185) averaged 21.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 17 D-League games for the Charge during the 2011-12 season.  A two-year NBA veteran, Harris has also appeared in 80 career games with the Cleveland Cavaliers posting averages of 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists.  The Detroit native most recently played for Azovmash Mariupol, of the Ukranian Superleague, during the 2012-13 season before taking part in training camp with the Orlando Magic this season.

A three-year starter at the University of Michigan, Harris earned All-Big Ten First Team honors as a sophomore in 2009 and All-Big Ten Third Team honors as a junior in 2010.  In 98 career games, Harris averaged 17.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.5 steals and led the Wolverines to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2009.

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  • Jim213

    Quick first step and ability to drive in but hopefully his shooting has improved (inconsistent/per scouts) 38% career FG%.

    • LakersHeatBeef

      I say sign him.He had totally fell off the radar and i see this article lol.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    This guy Manny Harris was once considered by far the best D-League Prospect.Lakers should just go ahead and just call him up to the NBA.Joey Buss must help the Lakers gain these talented players to the main roster.Take full advantage of all the resources available to them.

    Teams like the Suns and Spurs are now benefiting from the Lakers farm system,Phoenix has our very own LA Defenders prospect Gerald Green and he is doing very good this season and Malcolm Thomas is now on the Spurs for a 2 year deal.Joey Buss needs to figure out what kind of players the Lakers need and what type of players to actually develop and nurture into future Lakers.

    The kid Joey Buss just doesn’t seem to take advantage of the LA Defenders to develop young talent.Just look around the NBA and you will see the Rockets take full advantage of their D-League team,also the Spurs have done very well with their D-League team.OKC Thunder have developed players in the D-League and brought them up to the NBA to contribute.

    Other teams have also benefited from D-League players,it’s Joey Buss who must create the chance for these young men to be signed by the Lakers or at the very least Joey Buss must make sure the young guys drafted by the Lakers are properly developed in the D-League.Joey Buss missed the boat with Devin Ebanks and Darius Morris they were never properly developed in the D-League.

    Too many call ups and send downs IMO.Just leave them in the D-League fully developing and when ready call up the talent.Anyways Manny Harris can be a major addition to the Lakers backcourt,he is 6’5″ 185 pounds and he is from Michigan University and he is a combo guard with a little luck the Lakers can turn the 24 year old Harris into a good NBA player.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Manny Harris for mayor LOL.DO IT MITCH!

  • Jonathan

    Kobe ball is predictable.. I told you fools that Kobe would destroy the chemistry this team has built. Kobe needs to just be a cog in the offense. He does not need to dominate the ball anymore. Let Blake run the pg ( he’s been doing great, not so much with Kobe on the floor) and Kobe just be a 2 guard. Kobe is a Terrible decision make, period. less Kobe is always more.

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