Terry Harris, Brother of Tobias Will Play With Sixers in Summer League
Will the Philadelphia 76ers have two Harris's on the team for the 2019-2020 NBA Season? It's quite possible. So far, the Sixers are headed towards that direction as they acquired Terry Harris, the brother of Tobias after the 2019 NBA Draft. Although Harris had some interest around the league during the scouting process, he went through both rounds of the draft without getting his name called up.
Despite not getting drafted, it was expected that Terry Harris would find a home somewhere at some point. Now, it looks like the Sixers are allowing him to make his case for a spot on the Sixers' bench next season. According to NBA Insider Shams Charania, Harris will join the Sixers in Las Vegas to play in the summer league.
There's no guarantee that Terry Harris finds a spot on the Sixers' main roster, just like there's no guarantee that his brother Tobias will be there either. Being that Tobias Harris' contract expired at the end of the 2019 NBA season, the Sixers know they have to cough up some max money to get him back in Philly. Unfortunately, they might have some competition as Harris intends on hearing from other front offices and coaching staffs in addition to hearing more from the Sixers.
There's mutual interest between Harris and some other organizations, but the Sixers could have the best odds of landing him when it's all said and done. Not only do they have the funds to bring him back, but they also have proven to be a competitive, playoff caliber team within the Eastern Conference after going toe-to-toe for seven games with the eventual NBA Finals Champions, the Toronto Raptors.
Bringing Terry Harris to Philly would be a small perk that could convince Tobias to come back. But it ultimately comes down to two things for Tobias Harris. One, he gets his desired money, which is obviously going to be a max contract. And two, the opportunity to compete on a winning team. Being that Harris had such a short period of time to adjust fully and get the chemistry right in Philly, the unknown may be enough for him to want to 'run it back,' as they say.
Justin Grasso covers the Philadelphia 76ers for South Jersey's 97.3 ESPN. You can follow Justin on Twitter: @JGrasso_