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Nets trading Joe Harris, a two-time NBA 3-point leader, to the Pistons, AP source says

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Posted at 6:43 PM, Jun 30, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets are trading Joe Harris, who twice led the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage, to the Detroit Pistons, a person with knowledge of the details said Friday.

The Nets also sent two second-round picks to the Pistons in a move designed to create additional salary cap options for the free agency period that was set to begin hours later.

The deal was first reported by ESPN.

Harris was the Nets' longest-tenured player, having originally signed with the team in July 2016. He rose to become one of their most dependable players, leading the NBA by shooting 47.4% from 3-point range in 2018-19, then a franchise-record 47.5% in 2020-21.

But the swingman was limited to 14 games in 2021-22 before surgery on his left ankle, and had a lesser role in the latter half of last season after the Nets acquired four starters in the trades for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in February.

Harris is set to make $19.9 million next season in the final year of his contract.

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