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Devin Harris agrees to three-year deal with the Mavericks

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Atlanta Hawks point guard Devin Harris (34) reacts in the closing moments during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, in Atlanta, Friday, May 3, 2013. Indiana won 81-73. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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The Mavericks have targeted another player at the guard position, after already adding three of them to the roster this offseason.

From Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas:

The Dallas Mavericks and guard Devin Harris are close to finalizing a three-year deal worth in excess of $9 million, sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.

The Mavs struck an agreement Saturday to bring Harris back to the team on which he began his career as the fifth pick overall in the 2004 NBA draft. The deal can’t be officially signed until Wednesday, when the league lifts its annual moratorium on free-agent signings and trades.


Harris was the key piece in the 2008 trade that brought Jason Kidd to Dallas, and has bounced around a bit since then playing for the Nets, the Jazz, and the Hawks. Last season in Atlanta, Harris averaged 9.9 points and 3.4 assists in 24.5 minutes per game.

The Mavericks agreed to terms with veteran point guard Jose Calderon earlier this week, as well as Israeli point guard Gal Mekel. Dallas also selected 5'11" point guard Shane Larkin with the 18th overall pick in this year’s draft.

All of these additions are necessary due to Dallas letting two of last season’s rotation players in the backcourt -- O.J. Mayo and Darren Collison -- leave in free agency. Mayo has agreed to a three-year deal with the Bucks, while Collison has agreed to join the Clippers.