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Drbio
10-02-2004, 10:49 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers: Lucious Harris signed Friday with the Cavs, who hope the New Jersey Nets veteran can strengthen a backcourt weakened by injuries last season.

Harris is being counted on as a backup for shooting guard Eric Snow and point guard Jeff McInnis. The two were hurt late last season, and the backups did not play well in the Cavaliers' unsuccessful bid for a playoff spot.

"Signing Lucious continues our goal of adding quality, veteran players with playoff experience to our team," general manager Jim Paxson said.

Harris, 33, played in 69 games last season with the Nets, averaging 6.9 points and 2.0 assists in 21.8 minutes. In his 11-year career, he has played in 54 playoff games, including trips to the finals with the Nets in 2002 and 2003.

On Tuesday, the Cavaliers signed Scott Williams to a one-year contract to back up center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

EricaLubarsky
10-03-2004, 12:56 AM
not a bad deal on Harris. He's still talented enough to balance any off-the-bench roster.

Williams is done but he can add leadership to the team.