Former UVA basketball star Joe Harris signed a deal with the Brooklyn Nets this evening for 2 years and $2 million.
Free agent guard Joe Harris has agreed to a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell @TheVertical.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 14, 2016
After undergoing foot surgery in January, the free agent guard was traded in a salary cap move by the eventual NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers to the Orlando Magic, who then released him. Harris only appeared in five games this past season after playing in 51 in his rookie year, including five playoff games.
He joins a Brooklyn team that went 21-61 last year and is in a clear rebuilding mode. The other guards on the roster include Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Sean Kilpatrick, Isaiah Whitehead, as well as recently signed Jeremy Lin and Greivis Vasquez.
There are currently four former Virginia Cavaliers in the NBA, with Mike Scott, Justin Anderson, and recently drafted Malcolm Brogdon.