Report: Harris inks extension with Nuggets

The Denver Nuggets and fourth-year shooting guard Gary Harris have reached agreement on a four-year, $84 million extension, according to a report by ESPN.

Harris averaged 14.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game last year while shooting 50.2 percent from the field and 42.0 percent beyond the arc.

The sharpshooter was originally drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2014 but was traded to Denver on draft night in the Doug McDermott deal.

Harris is slated to be Denver’s starting two guard this season. He will be called upon to guard some of the best perimeter scorers in the rugged West while also being a primary offensive generator for the up-and-coming Nuggets.

Experts have picked Denver to compete for a playoff spot with the addition of All-Star small forward Paul Millsap and pairing him with a young core of Harris, Nikola JokicJamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay.