List Of Suitors For Tobias Harris Continues To Grow

Tobias Harris is set to hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career and he will have options outside of Philadelphia. The Grizzlies, Jazz, Mavericks, and Nets were previously linked to the combo forward and Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer adds the Kings and Pacers to the growing list of teams that may pursue Harris.

Every team on that list outside of the Grizzlies has the ability to offer Harris a maximum-salary contract, though Memphis is expected to trade Mike Conley this summer. It’s possible the franchise could make cost-cutting moves that would open up max space.

Harris is eligible for a five-year deal from the Sixers worth slightly under $190MM. Should he leave for a rival team, the max is four years and roughly $140.6MM. Pompey hears that the Sixers will likely have to offer Harris a five-year max to keep him.

Philadelphia has already invested heavily in Harris. The franchise sent Landry Shamet (former first-rounder), a protected 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 unprotected pick (originally from Miami), two second-rounders, Wilson Chandler, and Mike Muscala to the Clippers in order to acquire Harris. The Sixers also received Mike Scott and Boban Marjanovic—two players who will be free agents this summer as well.

Team chemistry is expected to be a factor in Harris’ decision, per Pompey. While the 26-year-old also yearns for a chance to win an NBA title and a max contract, he’s a high-character guy who wants to be in a good situation.

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18 thoughts on “List Of Suitors For Tobias Harris Continues To Grow

  1. The Blazers need wings and this is the type of guy they could use. Someone who shows up, can hit a 3, create for themselves.

    I think he would be perfect but he’s looking for a max type contract which the Blazers can’t afford. If he was a little more realistic in his asking price Portland could benefit greatly from a guy like this. Maybe get them over the hump?

    • mcmillankmm

      Sure, he would be great for them but I don’t think the Blazers can afford to offer him the contract he just finished up

    • Realistic in his asking price? He’s 26 and an excellent shooter. Just wasn’t asked to shoot as much with Philly down the stretch because they had other options. As far as his price? He started his first payday when the magic gave him $16mil/yr. He has only gotten better and deserves more. I’d hate to see him go and I think if jimmy leaves the Sixers don’t let him go either.

  2. david

    I think he be a great fit with the mavs. I think he is best as a 3rd scoring option, which he can be in Dallas. ^blazer honestly would be best fit. Blazers just need another scoring besides Dame and CJ.

  3. Stoop Down Low

    Nets could use another big-time player on the front line, plus they run a sound organization. Tobias would also be near home on the Island. He has a lot of good choices, and deservedly so. Great character, good range shooting the ball, he can hit the boards. He’s not an all NBA player but would be a strong piece for many teams. This is the decision of a lifetime for him. I’d say go with your heart, baby you’re a rich man anyway.

    • Jason Lancaster

      He’s worth the max if you’re not Philly. He’ll start at $30, and while that’s a lot for the 76ers third option, it’s completely reasonable as the first or second option on a mid tier team.

      Philly must have known this when they traded for him, and I suspect they’ll pay whatever he wants. They wouldn’t have traded for him otherwise.

      • whoneedsfacts

        Philly said they don’t care about tax, they will max Jimmy and Harris if they think it’s what’s best for the team. I think they gotta let one go, too many cooks only works in GS

  4. stretch123

    The best fit for him is definitely in with the Grizzlies or the Pacers. He would form a deadly duo with Morant or Oladipo.

  5. If he played as a combo forward, that salary would go down easier. An athletic stretch 4.

  6. Z-A

    He is going to be grossly overpaid… but who else are they getting (sixers). But been hard to land a top FA. Going to just have to bite the bullet, max them both. Pay the money for 5 yrs. Deal with it.

    • PeeWeeHerron618

      what smh we definitely almost had PG13 & Lebron so what are you talking about & no we not about to Max out our team and have no salary cap left smh

  7. Equinsu Ocha

    if winning meant everything to a player, imagine taking say 10 percent of the teams cap instead of 35; an amount that allows your team to invest in as many great players as possible. I’m sure I’m not the first to say this and I wont be the last.

    • Z-A

      At the end of the day it’s a business. That winning thing only matters to fans really. Its paid 1st, winning 2nd.

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