Devin Harris hopes to have his problems in the past after the Dallas Mavericks guard underwent two surgeries Tuesday in New York.
Dr. Martin O’Malley performed surgery on Harris’ left great toe and Dr. Michelle Carlson performed surgery on his left thumb. The two surgeries were performed at Hospital for Special Surgery.
No timetable has been set for Harris’ return. But he said before the season ended that he expects to be ready in time for next season’s training camp.
Devin Harris, 33, has two years remaining on his contract with the Mavericks.
A 12-year veteran, Harris played 64 games last season and averaged 7.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and a career-low 1.8 assists in 20 minutes per game. The points and minutes were the lowest for Harris since his rookie year during the 2004-05 season when he averaged 5.7 points and 15.4 minutes per game.
Harris also shot 44.7 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from 3-point range this season. And despite having his hand heavily taped during the Mavericks’ first-round playoff series against Oklahoma City, Harris averaged 7.8 points and 2.8 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the field in 24.2 minutes during the five postseason games.
The 33-year-old Harris has two years remaining on his contract with the Mavericks, with the second being a team option.