Now that we have a decent sample size of 9 games (which is still super early to make any real predicition) we can somewhat get a feel on Harris and his potential as a lon term fit for this team.
Through his first 9 games as a Piston, he is posting the following averages:
Very impressive / efficient numbers from a guy who sits behind Reggie and Dre on the pecking order - but I have been more impressed by the eye test so far b Harris. He looks great in transition, always looking to get to the rim and attack. He seems to run extremely hard on the fast break, making life easy for Reggie. His finishing ability with his left hand is insane around the basket for a right hander, makes him hard to guard. Attitude seems to be in line with the rest of the squad. Seems to be liked and trusted by team mates and SVG. Defensively he has quick feet, but needs to use his length a bit more and challenge his opponent at the rim more. Seems to be a very willing passer, which might have been my biggest concern.
Perhaps the best stat of all is Detroit's efficiency with the deep ball since Harris' arrival,
Pre Harris - 33.4% 3pt - which is good for 27th
in the league
Post Harris - 37.7% 3pt - which is good for 3rd
in the league (behind only GSW and Spurs!)
So we have gone from an extremely inefficient 3pt shooting team, one of the worst in the league, to an extremely elite 3pt shooting team, in the 9 game span since Harris has been a Piston.
Small sample size I know, but an extremely promising one that is worth exploring long term in my eyes.