Harris turned in another solid season as a three-and-D producer for the Nuggets in the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign. He averaged 10.4 points per game -- his fifth straight year in double digits -- along with 1.3 threes and 1.4 steals while starting 55 times in 56 appearances. The sixth-year man scored in double digits 28 times. His biggest performance on offense came Nov. 30 against the Kings, when Harris dropped 25 points with a season-high-tying four threes along with a trio of steals and two blocks. Harris recorded multi-steal games on 22 occasions, racking up a season-high five -- along with 18 points -- Mar. 7 against Cleveland. Despite ankle, leg, groin, hip and thigh issues nagging him throughout the campaign, Harris worked his way back every time. That included returning to the lineup during the playoffs after missing seeding play in the Orlando bubble. After coming off the bench twice to close out the Nuggets' first-round series against Utah, Harris served as a starter for the club's remaining 12 playoff games, averaging 8.0 points with 1.5 threes and 1.2 steals. In his finest performance of the postseason, Harris picked up 16 points, four assists and four steals to help down the Clippers in Game 6 of the second round.2018
Gary Harris played in 57 games (48 starts) for the Nuggets in 2018-19. Harris got out of the blocks quickly with at least 10 points in 17 of his first 18 games, including a season-best 28 in a victory over Golden State. On Nov. 30, Harris dropped 27 points during a 113-112 win over Portland. Harris displayed his defensive abilities by registering two or more steals in 16 appearances. He also proved his dependable with the ball, generating a 1.87 assist-to-turnover ratio for the season. Persistent lower-body injuries would result in a total of 25 missed games, although Harris appeared in the Nuggets' final 39 regular season and post-season match-ups. On Mar. 6, the 24-year old delivered an impressive 19 points, six rebounds, and four assists on the road versus the Lakers. Harris improved his play during the playoffs. He recorded 14.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game over back-to-back seven-game series. Harris also improved in other categories by logging 37 minutes a night and boasting an assist-to-turnover ratio just below 3:1. Harris' Nuggets would eventually lose to Portland in the second round of the playoffs.2017
In his fourth NBA season, Harris continued to be a versatile threat for the Nuggets. During the 2017-18 season, he averaged per game career highs in points (17.5), steals (1.8), three-pointers (2.3) and minutes played (34.4). Harris also shot a career-best 82.7 percent from the free-throw line. The guard has always been an efficient shooter. He has shot at least 46.9 percent from the field in each of the past three years. Over the season, Harris had 21 games in which he posted at least three steals, including five contests in which he posted five thefts or more. Harris's six steals in a Nov. 7 win over Brooklyn set a new career-best mark. On Dec. 3, Harris scored a career-high 36 points, to go with six assists and two steals, during a close loss at Boston. On Dec. 12, Harris dished a career-high-tying nine assists, plus snagged four steals, during a win at Detroit. He again posted 36 points on Jan. 3 during a home win over the Suns. A knee injury forced Harris to miss 11 straight games near the end of the season, but he returned in time (Apr. 9) to deliver two double-digit scoring efforts to close out the year.2016
In his third NBA season, Harris appeared in 57 games for the Nuggets, making 56 starts. He missed time due to a variety of injuries, including a right foot injury that cost him 16 games in November and December. Harris posted then-career-bests in scoring (14.9 PPG), assists (2.9 APG) and rebounds (3.1 RPG) while also adding 1.2 steals per contest. The Michigan State product scored a season-high 28 points on 10-of-16 shooting in a March 20 win over the Rockets. Against the Wizards on March 8, Harris hit six three-pointers on his way to 26 points. Harris handed out a season-high nine assists in a win over the Pelicans on April 7. He also chipped in six rebounds to go with 20 points. Versus the Mavericks on April 11, Harris posted 20 points, eight assists, and eight rebounds. Over the final 18 games of the regular season, Harris averaged 17.2 points, 3.8 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 35.7 minutes on the court.2015
Harris made a major leap in his second NBA season, starting all 76 games in which he appeared for the Nuggets. The Michigan State product posted averages of 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 32.1 minutes per contest. A first-rounder in 2014, Harris shot 46.9 percent from the field, 35.4 percent from three and 82.0 percent at the line. Harris had five games with at least 20 points, including three games with a season-high 21 points. Against the Trail Blazers on Dec. 30, Harris posted 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 41 minutes. He hit a season-high six free throws (6-6 FT), to go with 15 points and seven rebounds, in a loss to Boston on Jan. 27. From Feb. 24 to Mar. 28, Harris scored in double-figures in 18 consecutive games. In that span, he averaged 15.4 points per game on 49.1 percent shooting.2014
Gary Harris was technically drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 19th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But in a draft day trade, Harris and fellow rookie Jusuf Nurkic (14th overall pick) were traded by Chicago to Denver in exchange for Doug McDermott and Anthony Randolph. Harris saw action in 55 games for the Nuggets, making six starts. He averaged 13.1 minutes per contest, which he translated to 3.4 points, 1.2 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.7 steals per game. The Michigan State product made his NBA debut Nov. 14 in Indiana, playing 18 minutes off the bench and finishing with a season-high 13 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Harris had a season-high three steals and a season-high four rebounds against the Suns on Nov. 28. In a home win over Miami on Dec. 10, Harris handed out a season-high 10 assists. On Feb. 23 against the Nets, Harris made his first career start and posted 10 points and two rebounds in 26 minutes. Against the Clippers on Apr. 13, Harris hit a season-high three three-pointers en route to matching his season-high of 13 points.
June 26, 2014Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft.
July 8, 2014Signed a rookie contract with the Denver Nuggets
October 12, 2017Signed a four-year contract extension with the Denver Nuggets
March 25, 2021Traded to the Magic, along with R.J. Hampton, in exchange for Aaron Gordon, Gary Clark and a future first-round pick.