But that ship has sailed – the team recently got the news that Harris isn’t coming back.
Nets say Joe Harris will undergo season-ending surgery on his left ankle.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 4, 2022
The Nets say Harris will undergo season-ending surgery on his left ankle, which has been a problem for months now.
Harris not returning is a huge disappointment for the Nets.
However, they still haven’t given up hope of turning the season around and making it to the Finals.
Harris had an initial surgery on his ankle back in November and the team expected the player to return after about four to eight weeks.
However, it soon became sadly apparent that he wasn’t healing like expected and his return date wouldn’t be so soon.
“Although Joe worked diligently over the past several months to rehab his ankle and exhausted every possible avenue in order to get back on the court with his teammates, it has been determined that he will require an additional arthroscopic surgery in the coming weeks,” the Nets said in a statement when the news about Harris was announced.
Before bowing out earlier this season, Harris was averaging 11.3 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist a game.
He was a very real three-point threat for Brooklyn and made them very dangerous from the perimeter.
Without Harris’ help, the Nets will need to do a lot more to keep their offense strong in the postseason.
They recently got Kevin Durant back after a weeks-long absence.
However, the team is still waiting on Ben Simmons, who hasn’t played a game yet due to back soreness.