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Aaron Harrison to get second contract with Dallas Mavericks

An update on Aaron Harrison’s end-of-season stint with the Dallas Mavericks.

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Former Kentucky Wildcat Aaron Harrison (twin of Andrew) earned a second 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

On his first 10-day contract with Dallas, Harrison averaged more than 20 minutes per contest while playing in four of the team’s five games. The third year player averaged just 4.5 and shot only 27% from the field and 12% from behind the arc.

Harrison played the last two seasons in the Charlotte Hornets organization, rotating with both the Hornets and their G-League team (Greensboro Swarm).

In his first season with the Hornets, he played in just 21 games and averaged less than a point. In his second season, he appeared in just five contests and was pretty much irrelevant.

Seeing Harrison get a second chance with a “tanking” team like Dallas is probably his best-case scenario. With two weeks left, he’ll be sure to receive consistent playing time that comes with a chance to show off his skill set to other clubs as well the Mavericks.

With just 11 days remaining in the regular season, signing Harrison to a second 10-day contract works out for Dallas, too. The Mavericks would have to sign Harrison for the remainder of the season after his 10-day contract expires, so they’ll likely see as much as they can of the young shooting guard on the court and re-evaluate him in the offseason.

His efficiency may not be up to par, but experience and time in front of scouts is what Harrison needs most in his young career. These next 10 days will be crucial for Harrison getting as much exposure as possible.

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