Manny Harris scores 56 points in the D-League 4 days after being let go by the Lakers
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Four days ago, after two 10-day contracts with the Lakers, Manny Harris was told before a game against the Timberwolves that he would not be resigned for the rest of the season. Harris responded by scoring a season-high 19 points and grabbing 8 boards in his final game.
Harris then posted a thank you message to the Lakers and their fans on Instagram.
I would like to thank the lakers for giving me a opportunity to be back at the Highest Level! Didn’t end like I wanted but I understand it’s how the game go! #GreatOrganization #GreatFans #GrindDontStop #OnToTheNext
The Grind didn’t stop for Manny and “On To The Next” he did when he scored 56 points (21 in the 4th) and grabbed 16 boards in a 121-107 win for the LA D-Fenders against the Santa Cruz Warriors on Saturday night.
“I just wanted to do anything to help the team get a win,” Harris said.
The 56 topped Terrence Williams’ 50 and was just two shy of Pierre Jackson’s D-League record of 58 scored on the night Harris scored his season-high in the NBA. It also broke his current D-League record of 41, which was also set against the Warriors.
“That’s a heck of a stat line,” said Santa Cruz head coach Casey Hill. “Yeah I think he deserves to be in the NBA. I think he’ll get some sort of a look after that game.”
— Manny Harris (@313MannyHarris) February 9, 2014
After the game, Manny tweeted confirmation of his game and repeated the hashtag #OnToTheNext. Hopefully next is back in the NBA.
Final Stat Line: 56 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 5 3-pointers, 20-39 FG, 11-12 FT