Free Agent Notes: Harris, Leonard, Portis

Tobias Harris is meeting with the Sixers to begin free agency, The Athletic’s David Aldridge tweets. Harris is seeking a full, five-year max deal.

Jimmy Butler is in Miami to begin his free agency tour and is expected to tell the Heat that he wants to sign with them. The Sixers will likely get a chance to speak with Butler before he signs elsewhere, as Miami doesn’t have the cap space necessary to offer Butler a max contract.

Here’s more from the start of free agency:

  • Magic Johnson said he has spoken to Kawhi Leonard and Dennis Robertson (Leonard’s uncle) after Leonard’s camp contacted him, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times relays (Twitter link). No meeting between the parties has been set up yet.
  • Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker are both operating as if they will not be back with the Wizards, Chase Hughes of NBC Sports reports on Twitter. Both players were brought to Washington in the mid-season deal that sent Otto Porter Jr. to Chicago.
  • Julius Randle is on the Knicks‘ radar, a source tells Marc Berman of the New York Post (Twitter link). New York missed out on Kevin Durant, watching him sign with the Nets.
  • The Knicks are meeting with Reggie Bullock tonight, Aldridge tweets. Bullock is ready to commit to a “strong offer,” Aldridge adds. The Lakers would like to keep him, though New York will be among the teams which will have a chance to steal him away from Los Angeles.
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3 thoughts on “Free Agent Notes: Harris, Leonard, Portis

  1. Theone23

    Would love it if the Knicks used their ample cap space to sign many of the role players the contending teams are after

  2. Black Ace57

    If Butler is hellbent on leaving Philly would love for them to trade him to the Rockets. Heat have no one worth getting compared to Eric Gordon.

    • whoneedsfacts

      I agree. The Heat has a bunch of spare parts, if I were the 6ers I wousont even answer the phone unless it was a first rounder Bam to start. Heat have no other way of getting Butler and it’s not worth the 6ers tuning their cap for guys that won’t help them and draft assets.

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