Wizards Draft Misery 2004: Devin Harris

Written By Chris C-Ford ---- Monday, June 22, 2009

With the 5th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft the Washington Wizards select: Devin Harris, Guard, University of Wisc-Madison.

The first thing the Wizards did with their #5 pick was to package him in a deal that helped turn around the franchise. He went to Dallas with Stackhouse and Laettner and the Wizards got Antawn Jamison. Antawn immediately thrived in DC, while Harris steadily improved in Dallas. At the time it was a great deal for Washington.

The only thing I knew about Devin Harris' Mavs years came from a video game. When Playstation 3 came out, displays were set up in every store so you could play it. The demo game they had was some NBA game and it would only let you play as either the Mavericks or the Heat, the previous years Finals teams. Devin Harris was the Starting PG and I always subbed him out. He stunk. Of course, that was a video game.

Diagnosis: Great Trade / Wish He Was Here Now

Where is he now?

Last year with the New Jersey Nets, Devin Harris became the new Gilbert Arenas. He was a rising star and averaged over 20 points per game. He also hit the best buzzer beater of last season. It would have been nice to have him in DC, but that was 4 years after he was drafted.

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