The Dallas Mavericks have a little bit of competition if they're looking to bring Devin Harris back to Big D. In addition to the Portland Trailblazers looking to acquire Harris, the Atlanta Hawks are as well. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
In addition to Cleveland's Ramon Sessions, the Hawks also have inquired about New Jersey's Devin Harris. Those discussions could pick up now that Harris won't be going to Denver as part of a deal for ‘Melo, who was traded to the Knicks tonight.
Harris, who turns 27 28 on Sunday, would meet Atlanta's desire for a capable defender who also can push the pace and create shots for others. But he makes $9.3 million in 2011-12, and adding his salary to the roughly $65 million Atlanta has committed for next season would push Atlanta's payroll above the current luxury-tax threshold (which could change in the new CBA). Harris also is owed $8.5 million in 2012-13.
As for the Trailblazers, apparently they're willing to offer Andre Miller and Joel Pryzbilla for Harris and Troy Murphy. It's still unknown who the Mavericks would surrender in a trade for Harris.
More on the Mavericks after the jump.
The potential three-team trade that would land Harris back in Dallas is in a bit of trouble. David Aldridge tweeted that Gallo and Mozgov will remain in Denver, but didn't say anything about Raymond Felton, who was traded along with Gallo and Mozgov for Carmelo Anthony. Both Felton and Mozgov were rumored to head to New Jersey in the three-team deal that would land Harris back in Dallas.
It's possible that the Nets would take somebody else besides Mozgov in a trade as long as they acquired Felton, or maybe Mozgov makes or breaks their deal. Either way, it looks like Harris will be on the move somewhere in the next few days.
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