Harris has makings of KJ, Nash, even Stockton

Updated: January 14, 2005, 3:32 PM ET
By Greg Anthony | ESPN Insider
Point guard is basketball's equivalent of football's quarterback.

The point guard is an extension of the head coach, and it's the hardest position to learn.

For some, it takes time to develop into the player a coach can trust to make the decisions that might determine that coach's job security.

This is the process that Mavericks rookie Devin Harris is undertaking and in his case, it is both a blessing and a curse.


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Former NBA guard Greg Anthony covers basketball for ESPN.com Insider. He joined ESPN in November 2002 as a studio analyst for the network's NBA coverage. He appears on all of ESPN and ESPN2's NBA studio shows.

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