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Lakers News: Manny Harris not expected to be retained by the Lakers

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With his second 10-day contract set to expire on Feb. 4, Manny Harris appears to have played his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers this season according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News on Feb. 3:

Lakers aren't expected to retain Manny Harris, whose 10-day contract expires tomorrow. Coincides w/ Lakers' flood of point guards returning.

In eight games with the Lakers, Harris averaged a career-high 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Even though Harris’ scoring average is on the high end in comparison to his two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, the D-League star posted career-lows in shooting percentage (33.9%) and steals per game at 0.4.

With Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar on the verge of returning to the lineup this week, the team not signing Harris for the rest of the season is no surprise. For the first time this season, the Lakers will have a surplus of guards making Harris expendable.

Harris’ time with the Lakers may be over, but the promising young guard may have shown enough his short time in Los Angeles in order to earn a job elsewhere.

As for fellow D-Leaguer Kendall Marshall, head coach Mike D'Antoni will have a tough decision to make once the team's point guards return. Marshall has played extremely well in place of Nash, Farmar and Blake making his a valuable asset, but it remains to be seen if he'll stay the starter in the coming weeks.

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