PHOENIX — After an emotional departure from Dallas — a city where Devin Harris spent the last four years and parts of nine of his 13 seasons in the NBA — the 6-foot-3 guard arrived at the Denver Nuggets’ team hotel Saturday with the three-team trade between the Mavericks, Knicks and Nuggets finally complete in time for the team’s morning walkthrough.

Assistant coaches Wes Unseld Jr. and Micah Nori gave Harris a crash course on Denver’s offensive and defensive principles, terminology and play calls, hoping to bring the 34-year-old somewhat up to speed in time for Saturday night’s matchup against the Phoenix Suns.

“He’s going to play,” Malone said while noting just how many minutes Harris will see depends on how the game unfolds. “He didn’t come here to sit on the bench and watch somebody else play.”

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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. The University of Colorado alum grew up in Boulder and has covered the Nuggets for the last three seasons. You can hear him every weekday on the DNVR Nuggets podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind

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