Jason Kidd played 157 games with the Nets, nearly two full seasons worth more than Joe Harris has played with the franchise.
Harris surpassed the Hall of Fame point guard’s franchise record for made 3-pointers as a Net in Wednesday’s 106-93 loss to Miami, needing just 349 appearances over five seasons, plus five games this season, to eclipse Kidd’s previous mark of 813.
“It’s definitely amazing, just the fact that you’re on a leaderboard like that with some players that have played here over the years,” Harris said after the game. “I’m sure that J-Kidd, had he played in this day and age, he probably would have made a lot more 3s.
“So again, I’m fortunate for the time that we’re in and being here long enough to accomplish something like that.”
Harris’ high-profile teammates also praised the player he has become. He led the NBA in 3-point percentage in both 2018-19 and 2020-21. He is shooting just 37.5 percent from long distance this season, but he did connect on 5 of 11 attempts against the Heat.
“Joe wants to be good, he wants to be an impactful player every day and that shows in his work ethic and his attention to detail,” Kevin Durant said. “We’re all grown as individuals and as players and Joe has grown so far since his UVA [University of Virginia] and Cleveland Cavalier days and once he came here they worked with him so much to the point where he understood who he was as a player and he started to grow within that role.
“It’s one of those things where you see it in the stats to lead the franchise in 3-point makes is an amazing accomplishment from I don’t know what town [in] Washington. I’m happy for him.”
Added James Harden: “Joe can shoot the ball. Obviously, we all know that. But he works hard and it’s not something that came overnight. He put the effort in every single day extremely hard. And a franchise record is what you get out of it.”
Nets center Nic Claxton has been listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Pacers with a non-COVID illness. He sat out Wednesday’s loss to the Heat.
Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) and Isaiah Jackson (knee) are out for the Pacers. … Former Net Caris LeVert hasn’t appeared in a game this season for Indiana due to a back injury, but he returned to practice this week.
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