Nets Receive Great News On Medical Front

With Ben Simmons on the floor, and his propensity to avoid shooting the ball, the one thing that the Brooklyn Nets are prioritizing is to surround him with shooters. Really.. really.. good shooters. 

To that end, they got some great news on one of the game's premier gunners, Joe Harris. He's now fully recovered from two ankle surgeries that kept him out of all but 14 games last season. 

“He’s doing great. He’s great,” his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told Brian Lewis of the New York Post. “He’s 100 percent. He’s in a great place.”
Bartelstein added that Harris has been cleared to go 5-on-5, and reiterated, “he’s healthy... He’s ready to go for sure.”

Harris has led the NBA in three-point shooting in two of his last three full seasons, and was hitting at an incredible clip once again, 46.6%, before he got hurt last season. 

In 2018-19, Harris shot 47.4% to lead the league, followed by 42.4% the next season, and another league-leading mark of 47.5% in 2020-21. 
After Harris first injured his ankle on Nov. 14th last year, he had surgery and was expected to be out 4-to-8 weeks. But his recovery was slow and unsuccessful, necessitating another surgery in March. 

The 6'6" swingman offers floor spacing like no one else in the NBA, and that will come in very handy for this Nets team. Along with the return of fellow 3-point sniper Seth Curry, who's recovered from his own ankle surgery, they will help create space for Simmons, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to operate on the offensive end. 

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