"We see Elias almost every day, and he's talking all the nuances of what (assistant coach) Dan D'Antoni is teaching him," said
Harris is working to make "his shot a more balanced and consistent shot," according to Madsen. "His driving game is something he's spending a lot of time with (player development coach) Larry Lewis on."
Madsen called Harris a "hard worker" both on the court and in the weight room.
The hope is that Harris can develop into an
"There's no question in my mind that he can be a defensive stopper," said Madsen.
Harris' contract of $490,180 for the coming season isn't fully guaranteed, but he has a strong chance to make the team's opening-night roster.