Pistons acquire 3-point specialist Joe Harris from Nets

Mar 21, 2023; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Harris (12) dribbles during the first half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Barclays Center.
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The Detroit Pistons acquired sharp-shooter Joe Harris and two second-round draft picks in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets, ESPN and The Athletic reported

The deal will become official on July 6 and frees up nearly $20 million as a trade exception under the Nets‘ salary cap

The Pistons receive a 2027 second-round pick that previously belonged to the Dallas Mavericks and a 2029 second rounder that previously belonged to the Milwaukee Bucks

Trading Harris also allows the Nets, who moved under the salary cap and out of the luxury tax with the move, to utilize the $12.4 million mid-level exception

The 31-year-old Harris averaged 7.6 points per game, his lowest scoring output in seven seasons with the Nets. He shot 42.6 percent from 3-point range over 74 games (33 starts)

The Pistons will take on Harris’ $19.9 million expiring contract, the final year of a four-year, $75 million deal

In nine NBA seasons, Harris has averaged 10.5 points with 3.1 rebounds in 488 games (283 starts) for the Cleveland Cavaliers (2014-16) and Nets. He led the NBA in 3-point shooting in both 2018-19 (47.4 percent) and 2020-21 (47.5 percent) after he was a second-round draft pick by the Cavaliers in 2014 out of Virginia

–Field Level Media

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