Feb. 27, 2013
-- With the NBA trade deadline just two days away, rumors are flying, GM's are grinding, and the media is covering every second of the action. Focus seems solely concentrated on the latest blockbuster deal or potential trade scenarios, but little attention is being given to solid contributors returning home from their playing duties overseas. With the Celtics inking Terrence Williams to a 10-day contract this morning, this writer is asking,"What about Mike Harris?" The 6'7 swingman is versatile, athletic, and a contributor on both ends of the floor. His soft touch and solid percentages from the field and the charity stripe, seem a great addition to any NBA team looking to boost its roster in the final months of the season. Better yet, there is little risk as the international star and NBA veteran has literally thrived in every league he has played in. Look at the Knicks. They took a risk on 28 year old rookie Chris Copeland this season and it is paying dividends. Harris's resume is twice that of Copeland and his production numbers were almost double that of Terrence Williams this season in China. So again, I ask, where is the risk? Give Harris a 10-day and let him prove his worth as he has done so many times before. He is a consistent contributor and all out work horse on both ends of the court, just waiting for his next shot. Hopefully for Mike's sake, an NBA GM will see the writing on the wall and finally give him the opportunity he has been working so hard for. I do not think they will be disappointed.