After being tossed around the league like a trade chip for most of his career, Tobias Harris has finally blossomed as one of the league’s most versatile and efficient scorers, and his three-point shooting is going to get him paid big time in the summer.
Harris was a borderline All-Star throughout the year and he didn’t miss a beat when the Philadelphia 76ers acquired him from the Los Angeles Clippers, as he’s been as productive as always in the City of Brotherly Love.
However, he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and his future is still up in the air. He’s going to demand a lot of money, and once the top-tier free agents have already signed, he’s going to be one of the first in line to get paid. But, where could he actually sign? Let’s take a look:
5. Brooklyn Nets
The Brooklyn Nets are going to make D’Angelo Russell their top priority for the summer, but once that’s done, they’ll likely pursue Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler. Still, they’re not the frontrunners to sign either.
So, Harris could really enhance a team whose roster already took a huge step forward this season and beat the odds by making the playoffs. A D’Angelo Russell, Joe Harris, Caris LeVert, Tobias Harris, Jarrett Allen lineup sounds pretty well if you ask me.
4. Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers are set to go through a major roster overhaul in the summer. Thad Young, Bojan Bogdanovic, Corey Joseph, Wesley Matthews, Darren Collison, and Tyreke Evans are all set to become free agents.
So, once they’ve made up their minds on whether who they’d like to keep on board, they could make a nice investment on a guy like Harris to pair with Sabonis, Oladipo, and Turner for the long run.
3. Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz has been craving for a guy that can create off the dribble and pull the trigger from beyond the arc for quite some long time, and while Donovan Mitchell is great at those things, he can’t dominate on his own in the offensive end.
The Jazz’ need for another scoring wing was really exposed in the playoffs, and they have enough money to bring Harris along to use him as a stretch four or even play with a big lineup if Ricky Rubio leaves in the summer.
2. Orlando Magic
Tobias Harris’ career took off with the Orlando Magic back then in 2013, where he finally became a starter and proved his worth with the team. However, they wind up trading him away to the Pistons for Ersan Ilyasova, and Brandon Jennings.
The Magic could redeem themselves by making him a huge offer once again, but only if they manage to move Aaron Gordon, as they’re still pretty high on Jonathan Isaac as their starting small forward for the future.
1. Philadelphia 76ers
And finally, there’s always the chance the Philadelphia 76ers wind up resigning him for the long run, especially if they lose one (or both) of JJ Redick and Jimmy Butler, as they’re not going to want to end up empty-handed after trading for him.
The Sixers have been kind of inconsistent along the way, but they still have one of the most promising young cores in the league, a great coach, a loyal fanbase, and a lot of money, so Harris could just stay there for another 4 years.