Feb 28, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Devin Harris (20) during the game against the Chicago Bulls at the American Airlines Center. The Bulls defeated the Mavericks 100-91. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Chicago Bulls after Devin Harris


Dallas Mavericks’ point guard Devin Harris was excellent in the postseason. The veteran helped the Mavericks push the San Antonio Spurs to seven games.

Although the Mavericks have expressed their desire to keep Harris and Harris and the Mavericks reportedly have a mutual interest in a return, the Chicago Bulls are also expected to chase Harris as a backup plan to former MVP Derrick Rose, according to Aggrey Sam of CSN Chicago.

That said, after two season-ending injuries in the last three years, the organization understands that they have to brace themselves for the possibility of unexpected misfortune or even just lightening Rose’s burden. Whether that means the return of Augustin, bringing back veteran Kirk Hinrich, acquiring another backup in free agency—Mavericks point guard Devin Harris has been connected to the Bulls, according to a league source—or trying to surround Rose with talent that fits his game, the front office has options.

With Rose’s future obviously in question, getting a player like Harris would probably be a good move.

Harris averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in the regular season and 11.4 points, 3.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game in the postseason.

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