Mavs sign Harris and Uthoff to 10 day contracts
DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have
signed guard Manny Harris and forward Jarrod Uthoff to 10-day
contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Harris (6-5, 185) is a three-year veteran with career averages of
6.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 17.6 minutes in 89 games (20
starts) with Cleveland and the L.A. Lakers. After going undrafted in
the 2010 NBA Draft, Harris signed as a rookie free agent with the
Cleveland Cavaliers. He saw action in 54 games (15 starts) during his
rookie campaign with Cleveland and averaged 5.9 points, 2.6 rebounds,
1.6 assists and 17.3 minutes. Harris was waived by the Cavaliers
following his second season in Cleveland and spent the 2012-13 season
in Ukraine with BC Azovmash. In 2013-14, he had a short stint back in
the NBA with the Lakers that saw him average 8.1 points and 3.8
rebounds in just nine games.
Most recently, Harris was with the Texas Legends of the NBA
Development League where he has averaged 26.3 points, 7.6 rebounds,
4.0 assists, 2.2 steals and 39.2 minutes in 37 games (36 starts) this
The Detroit native was an early entry candidate into the NBA
Draft after three collegiate seasons at Michigan where he averaged
17.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.5 steals and 34.0 minutes in
98 career games (97 starts).
Uthoff (6-9, 220) went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft and signed
as a rookie free agent with the Toronto Raptors. He appeared in one
preseason game for the Raptors before being waived on Oct. 22. He was
acquired by Raptors 905 of the NBA Development League on Oct. 30 and
was traded the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Jan. 27. In a combined 35 games
(7 starts) in the D-League this season, Uthoff is averaging 10.7
points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 23.9 minutes per contest.
The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native played collegiately at the
University of Iowa and, as a senior, earned First Team All-Big Ten and
Second Team All-America honors while averaging 18.9 points, 6.3
rebounds, 1.1 assists and 2.6 blocks. Uthoff joins Yogi Ferrell and
A.J. Hammons as the third Maverick from the 2016 All-Big Ten First
Harris will wear No. 6 and Uthoff will wear No. 19 for the Mavericks.