Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Harris was not so sharp in his shooting in their Game 3 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, but head coach Steve Nash is not losing confidence in his marksman.
In fact, Nash is even willing to bet that should the Bucks allow him to get the same good looks he had on Thursday, the results will be different. To recall, Harris made just one of his 11 attempts from the field (1-of-7 from deep) despite getting a number of clean and uncontested looks.
“I think it’s important to stick with it. Joe’s a smart guy and an elite, elite shooter. It happens,” Steve Nash said of the Nets sharpshooter, per Kristian Winfielfd of New York Daily News. “No one’s going to shoot to their norm or even their average every night, so it’s important to just stick with it.
“I’m not worried about Joe Harris at all. He’s smart, he’s tough, he’s an incredible shooter, and if he gets the same looks my money is on him.”
Joe Harris is one of the top marksmen in the NBA today, and the Bucks better improve their coverage on him if they don’t want to suffer. One bad game doesn’t erase the fact that he is the same man who scored 19 and 13 points in Games 1 and 2 to help the Nets demolish Milwaukee.
Harris averaged 47.55 percent from deep this 2020-21 season with the Nets, and while he could have a bad game from time to time, the law of averages dictates that he is more likely to shoot the lights out moving forward.
Consider yourself warned, Giannis Anteteokounmpo and Milwaukee.