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One Net embodies the teams blue-collar work ethic

One Net embodies the teams blue-collar work ethic
Published On: Wed, Aug 08
Apr 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Vander Blue (12) dribbles against Sacramento Kings guard Nik Stauskas (10) in the first half during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Nets pride themselves on their player development, and Spencer Dinwiddie is the most talked-about example. But if therea€™s a player who encapsulates their whole blue-collar ethos, ita€™s Joe Harris.

a€œJoe really epitomizes what wea€™re all about here, and the hard work hea€™s put in,a€ said Nets general manager Sean Marks, who has hoarded 2019 cap space, but had no problem cutting into it to retain Harris with a two-year, $16 million deal.

a€œI remember seeing him the day after he had signed the deal and he was walking across the parking lot, baseball cap on, earphones in and high-fiving workers. And thata€™s Joe: Thata€™s who he is. I was very proud witnessing that. I was in the car driving by and I [thought] we made the right decision.a€

The Virginia grad has become a real Brooklynite. He has ditched his car, walks to Barclays Center for games, and takes an Uber or the subway to HSS Training Center for practice.

Harrisa€™ work ethic there hasna€™t gone unnoticed.

a€œHe works as hard as any teammate Ia€™ve ever had,a€A Rondae Hollis-JeffersonA told The Post.

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