Steve Nash labelled Joe Harris "a stud" after he helped the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA on Thursday.
Harris was 11-of-19 from the field and six-of-nine from three-point range for 28 points in 30 minutes in a 122-109 victory.
The Nets were without Kevin Durant (quarantine) and Kyrie Irving (personal reasons), but Harris delivered off the bench.
Nash hailed the 29-year-old for his performance after the Nets improved to 5-4.
"Joe's a stud. He makes shots, he makes plays, he battles physically, defends, rebounds, he does a bit of everything," he told a news conference.
"He's not just a shooter. He makes other plays and makes his team-mates better because of his energy, effort and shot-making."
Durant and Irving are set to be absent again when the Nets face the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.
A report claimed Irving simply did not want to play against the 76ers (7-2), but Nash dismissed those suggestions.
"I haven't spoken to him yet. I can't really comment because I haven't spoken to him and it's personal reasons so it'd have to come from Kyrie, but I don't believe that to be the case," he said.