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Report: Denver Nuggets give guard Gary Harris four-year, $84 million extension

By The Sports Xchange
Report: Denver Nuggets give guard Gary Harris four-year, $84 million extension
The Denver Nuggets and guard Gary Harris (14) on Saturday reached an agreement on a four-year, $84 million contract extension, according to ESPN via league sources. Photo courtesy of Denver Nuggets/Twitter

The Denver Nuggets and guard Gary Harris on Saturday reached an agreement on a four-year, $84 million contract extension, according to ESPN via league sources.

Harris, 23, averaged 14.9 points and made 50.2 percent of his field goals last season, including 42 percent from 3-point range. For his three-year career, Harris has averaged 10.5 points while shooting 46 percent from the field.

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Harris would receive $74 million in guaranteed money, with the remaining $10 million through individual and team bonus clauses, according to the sources.

As part of the 2014 draft class, Harris was eligible for his rookie extension. If a deal was not reached by the Oct. 16 deadline, Harris could have become a restricted free agent in July.

According to salaries provided by spotrac.com, Harris moves into the top 10 among the highest-paid shooting guards in the NBA.

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