Nuggets GM says Harris extension ‘in the works’

Gary Harris and the Nuggets are close to a contract extension.

In an interview with the Denver Post, Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas says a contract extension is “in the works” with fourth-year shooting guard Gary Harris.

Harris is under contract through 2019 with the Nuggets. He is currently scheduled to make $2.55 million this season and $3.64 million in 2018-19.

The sharpshooter out of Michigan State 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.

Harris is slated to be Denver’s starting two guard this season and he will be called upon to guard some of the best perimeter scorers in the rugged Western Conference on a nightly basis.

Experts have picked the Nuggets to compete for a playoff spot with the addition of small forward Paul Millsap and pairing him with a young core of Harris, Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay.

Per Matt Moore of CBS Sports, Harris’ extension with the Nuggets is “very close” and is expected to be finalized before the Oct. 16 deadline.