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Devin Harris, Mavericks closing in on 3-year, $9 million contract

Harris averaged 7.9 points per game for the Mavericks last season.

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The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of locking up a starting point guard for next season. The team is close to a three-year contract with Devin Harrisaccording to ESPN's Marc Stein. It'll be for about $9 million, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Getting Harris under contract became a top priority for the team following the inclusion of Jose Calderon in a trade with the New York Knicks for center Tyson Chandler last month.

Harris signed a free agent deal with the Mavericks last season following stints with the Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz and Atlanta Hawks. His season got off to a bad start when a toe injury kept him out until the middle of January, but he was a crucial part of the Mavericks' rotation by the end of the season. In the playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs, Harris averaged over 25 minutes per game and posted 11.4 points and 3.9 assists per contest.

Harris, who turns 32 in February, will be expected to rediscover his shooting stroke from the outside. He made only 30.7 percent of his three-pointers last season, which was his lowest percentage in four years.