WASHINGTON — Joe Harris has been invited back to NBA All-Star weekend later this month to defend his 3-point crown, according to a league source. But the sweet-shooting Nets forward still hasn’t decided whether he’ll go, or use the time to rest and recharge.

Harris led the league in 3-point shooting last season at a career-best 47.4 percent, and last Feb. 16 in Charlotte, he won the 3-Point Contest with 26 points to beat Steph Curry.

But Harris came into Saturday’s game in Washington hitting a modest — by his standards — 39.9 percent from deep and just 31.5 in January. The Nets quietly acknowledge fatigue is a part of that, and Harris had a particularly grueling summer.

Harris put his woes behind him, for at least one night, with 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting, including 6-of-11 from deep in a 113-107 loss to the Wizards. That’s his highest-scoring game since Dec. 17, and tied his season-high for 3-pointers, set Dec. 6 at Charlotte – the site of his 3-Point Contest win at last season’s All-Star weekend.

He not only went with the Nets to China in the preseason but had already made that trek halfway around the world with Team USA for FIBA and had also made a journey to Africa for charity work. Harris’ decision whether to make the trip to Chicago in two weeks will largely be based on how his body feels.

Joe Harris drives to the basket  during the Nets' 113-107 loss to the Wizards on Saturday.
Joe Harris drives to the basket during the Nets’ 113-107 loss to the Wizards on Saturday.NBAE via Getty Images

Kevin Durant’s rehab is going swimmingly, by all accounts. And the coach who knows him best of all — far longer than Kenny Atkinson or even Steve Kerr — called him a winner and predicted the Nets are going to be “a handful” once he finally recovers from Achilles tendon surgery.

“Kevin is the best, man,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “That guy’s one of the hardest-working guys I’ve ever been around as a player, as an assistant coach, as a head coach. It’s easy to describe him with one word: He’s a winner. He plays with the right spirit, he plays hard.”

Brooks coached Durant for a year as a Seattle assistant and seven more as Oklahoma City head coach before Durant left for Golden State. And in that time, he saw Durant develop into an unstoppable offensive force, one he’s convinced no defense or defender can stop.

“He’s an impossible guard. I mean, impossible,” Brooks said. “You can’t game-plan it. I’ve seen it all in the eight years I was with him as his coach. I’ve seen it all, and there’s many nights he could’ve had 40 and he could average mid-to-high 30s if he wanted to.

“But he’s a complete basketball player. He wants to do the right thing and fill up the stat sheet. He wants to rebound, he wants to block shots, he wants to guard one through four, and nowadays, I’m sure he can guard one through five. He is a winning basketball player, and they’re going to be a handful once he comes back.”