Report: Tobias Harris to conduct free agent meetings on both coasts
NBA free agency begins on Sunday and it's a huge summer for the Philadelphia 76ers. With just four players currently under contract, Elton Brand and the front office will work hard to re-sign Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris once the free agency period starts on June 30.
Tobias Harris has drawn plenty of interest already with teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences and the 26-year-old forward plans to hold free agency meetings on both coasts starting on June 30.
The Kings, Jazz, Pacers, Mavericks and Nets, in addition to the Sixers, were teams reportedly planning to pursue Harris. The Pacers added T.J. Warren from the Suns, so they'll likely not be in the running for Harris at this point while the Jazz have taken on Mike Conley's contract in a trade with the Grizzlies, so Utah doesn't seem like a realistic destination either at this point.
The Sixers acquired Harris, along with Mike Scott and Boban Marjanovic in a February trade with the Clippers that send Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and picks to Los Angeles. Harris shot 46.9 percent from the floor in 27 regular season games with the Sixers, but struggled from beyond the arc, hitting 32.6 percent of his shots from three-point range. In 12 playoff games, his three-point percentage went down to 34.9.
Philadelphia is the only team that can offer Harris a five-year maximum contract worth $190 million. Other teams can offer him four years, $141 million in free agency.