The Cleveland Cavaliers waived guard Manny Harris on Monday according to reports on the Cavaliers team website. The former Michigan basketball player was looking to become a big part of what the Cavaliers are trying to build in Cleveland, but instead the Wine and Gold pushed Harris out of their plans at the two guard position.
Shortly after being waived by the Cavaliers, Harris (@313MannyHarris) tweeted this out to his fans:
So we parted ways like Ben and JLo!
I really thought Harris, who started in five games last season for the Wine and Gold, was going to be one of the young pieces that the Cavaliers are trying to groom into role players this season.
The stretch of games that Harris played between April 15 and April 23 had me really excited for what the two-year veteran had in store for a team in dire need of a starting two guard. In those six games Harris averaged 13.2 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 51.8 percent from the field.
Harris averaged 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 26 games with the Cavaliers this season. In his two years in Cleveland Harris averaged 6.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists while shooting 38.3 percent from the field.
Harris is a nice young player with a lot of upside, so whichever team lands him will be very lucky to have such a talented and affordable guard player on their team. He played in 80 games over two seasons and started in 20 of them.
Do you think the Cavaliers should have kept Harris for at least one more season?