These moves come after the 10-day deals of guard Quinn Cook and forward Ben Bentil expired. Cook is heading back to the D-League’s Canton Charge.
Harris, a 6-foot-5 undrafted guard from Michigan, averaged 26.3 points and just under eight rebounds in 37 games with the Texas Legends in 39.2 minutes per contest. He’s coming off a 21-point March 7 performance against the Northern Arizona Suns.
Uthoff, another undrafted forward, was a four-year standout at Iowa, averaging just under 19 points and 6.3 rebounds per game his senior season in 2016. Uthoff joins Mavericks point guard Yogi Ferrell and big man A.J. Hammons as the third member of the 2016 All-Big Ten First Team to join the Mavericks this season.
The 6-foot-9 Uthoff averaged 10.7 points in 23 minutes with Raptors 905 in the D-League.
Dallas’ latest acquisitions are almost certainly roster fillers at this point. With the Mavericks’ roster coming into form for a playoff push, neither player should expect to see much playing time. Uthoff, who is capable of putting the ball on the floor and scoring in bunches, could see some time as a backup power forward, but that’s the only capacity in which he is likely get time on the floor.
Harris is a scoring machine and likely being brought on as a precautionary measure with J.J. Barea returning from his left calf injury Friday against the Brooklyn Nets. The only way Harris may see the floor is if Barea still isn’t 100 percent.