Lakers News: Manny Harris Getting ‘More Comfortable Every Game’

Lakers News: Manny Harris Getting ‘More Comfortable Every Game’

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

After signing a second 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, Manny Harris had a breakout performance against the New York Knicks scoring a career-high 18 points off the bench.

Following the loss to the Knicks, Harris spoke the media and said he’s starting to comfortable in his new surroundings via Time Warner SportsNet:

With the Lakers still dealing with injuries to the majority of their backcourt players including Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash, retaining Harris was a smart move considering having no risk in doing so.

As for Harris, the former D-League star made an impression against the Knicks and might be on the verge of turning things around at just the right time. Although the Lakers continuing to struggle night in and night out, Harris can be spark off the bench along with Nick Young while the veterans in the backcourt work to get back healthy.

With another 10-day contract signed, Harris will have a chance to try and secure his long-term future in the NBA.
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  • Al Haldie

    Good game tonite MANNY your looking better every game hang in there – glad to see you got another 10 day contract – you just might stick – as a LAKER.. GOOD LUCK

  • Daspin

    Manny shows promise. This is enough reason for D’Antoni to cut him.

  • Daryl Peek

    No disrespect to Manny but he fits right into this Lakers roster of D-League players. I like his intent but were completely undermanned.

    • Jim213

      ?? Check your stats… 19 min, 6-9 for 18 pts while playing better with less minutes than Young, Kelly, and Johnson. Long term is a question but if he keeps it up while on 10 day contracts may possibly stick around.

      • Daryl Peek

        One game man. One game? LMAO

        • Jim213

          ?! Look at the stats avg 8+ pts like the bench while Sacre, Kaman, and Kelly average less but not bad for first 11 days?! SMH however don’t see him here in the long term.

          • Daryl Peek

            Time will tell. Kelly is very inconsistent as should be expected of a rookie but he shows flashes of very good potential. Kelly like Gasol does not have that natural aggressive nature. Kaman is not getting any semblance of consistent PT game to game to judge his play.

            Again I like how Manny is attacking this opportunity but again, he’s fitting on a team not much better than a D-League one right now, and is in the same system he was with the D Fenders.

          • nlruizjr

            Plus he should feel right at home with a D-League coach !!!

          • Daryl Peek

            D League coaches don’t have multiple 60 win NBA seasons on their resumes coupled with writing the book on the offensive system that’s being used on almost every level of organized basketball in the world.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I like his fight and yes he is a D-League player that is now in the NBA.Keep it up!

  • Die Hard Laker’s Fan

    Manny and Young both have some very good qualities they can contribute to this laker team. Especially at this rough patch our beloved lakers have currently slumped in.

    • Glmus

      As a Mich grad, I was proud to see Manny burst out in the Knicks game. All he needs is more pt. If the Lakers keep him, Kobe can mentor him and show him how to bulk up. Let’s go with the youth and energy. Go Manny!