Joe Harris is not walking back again by that doorway.
The Nets’ sharpshooter will undergo a 2nd operation on the left ankle that has plagued him all season. Nets typical manager Sean Marks stated on the pregame Sure Network broadcast that Harris will skip the remainder of the time, and that he tried to make a comeback but in the end the best choice was to go through a next course of action.
“Although Joe worked diligently in excess of the earlier couple months to rehab his ankle and fatigued each individual doable avenue in purchase to get again on the court docket with his teammates, it has been identified that he will require additional arthroscopic medical procedures in the coming weeks,” Marks explained in a statement. “While it is anticipated that Joe will make a comprehensive recovery next the treatment, it will however final result in him missing the remainder of the frequent season and the playoffs.
“We know how deeply unhappy Joe is to overlook this stretch run, but he stays a massive portion of who we are as an organization, and although he will not be in a position to lead on the court docket his existence and positivity about the workforce will carry on to be felt by all.”
Harris initially severely sprained his ankle in a Nov. 14 matchup towards the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder. He underwent operation two months later to take away a bone particle from his ankle, and Nets head coach Steve Nash claimed the method was carried out to put the concern of his ankle in the past.
But Harris endured a setback during his rehab and sought a next feeling from a medical professional in Indianapolis on Jan. 26. Nash under no circumstances ruled out the likelihood of a 2nd course of action, and Harris and the Nets in the end agreed the reigning 3-issue effectiveness chief must endure season-ending surgical procedure on Thursday.
Harris’s season coming to an conclude can make the Nets’ acquisition of Seth Curry in the James Harden trade even much more important.
Curry’s existence lessens the blow that arrives with losing Harris, who has led the NBA in 3-level percentage in two of the final four seasons. Harris shot 46.6% from downtown in 14 video games this time in advance of spraining his ankle in Oklahoma Metropolis. Curry is a occupation 44% 3-place shooter and is taking pictures 47% due to the fact the trade to Brooklyn.