Mike Harris is a man looking for a job having been waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves within the last twenty-four hours. The American, who had previously turned out in the NBA for the Washington Wizards and the Houston Rockets, was among the last batch of cuts by the Timberwolves as the organisation looked to get their fifteen man roster finalized in time for the start of the upcoming season.
Having had a good showing for the T-Wolves during the NBA Summer League and then into the preseason, the 2009 D-League MVP might wish to stay around the league for a few weeks and see if another NBA team gives him a call to suit up for them instead.
However, it’s also possible that Harris might want to come back to China and pick up a regular pay cheque for a few months and if so, there will be a number of teams waiting to talk to the experienced CBA veteran. Last season, Harris averaged 23.3ppg and 12.2 rpg and also led the Sharks team in almost every meaningful stat during the 2010/11 campaign as well.
A Sina Sports columnist recently argued that Harris would be ideal for a Jiangsu Dragons team that is looking to rebuild after the worst season in its history whilst the forward’s selfless hustle on both sides of the court would be ideal for the Guangdong Tigers’ style of play. With a month still to go before the opening round of games, logic would suggust that Mike Harris will once again be playing some basketball at the Yuanshen- but for the first time in three years, he will not be doing it in a Sharks uniform.