Tobias Harris Net Worth and Is He Worth It For The Nets

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Tobias Harris net worth: Tobias Harris is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $30 million. Tobias Harris was born in Islip, New York on July 1992. He’s a 6’9″ small forward and power forward who played at Half Hollows Hills West and Long Island Lutheran high schools where he was named Mr New York Basketball, a McDonald’s All-American, and a first-team Parade All-American in 2010. Harris played his college basketball at Tennessee where he was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and was selected as second-team All-SEC by the coaches in 2011. Tobias Harris was drafted #19 overall by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011 NBA Draft and was traded on draft night. He played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 2011 to 2013 and for the Orlando Magic from 2013 to 2016. Harris played for the Detroit Pistons from 2016 to 2018 and for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2018 to 2019 before signing with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2019…


Is Tobias Harris worth the max … to the Nets

Setting the value in any market is about supply and demand and according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the limited amount of rangy big men after Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonardis going to create an application for Tobias Harris … at a steep price, almost certainly the max.

Pompey notes that the Nets, along with the 76ers and four other teams are all interested in the 6’9″ 26-year-old from Long Island. Here’s what he wrote Tuesday…

According to several sources, the Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz, Indiana Pacers, and Brooklyn Nets are among the teams that will go after the forward in free agency. All five teams can offer maximum-salary contracts.

By trading for Harris, the Sixers acquired his Bird rights. That enables them to offer him a five-year, $188 million a contract.

Teams that don’t have his rights are only able to offer Harris a four-year, $141 million max contract in free agency. The Sixers will most likely have to offer a five-year maximum for him to stay.

The Sixers, Pompey notes, want Harris back, almost need to bring him back because of what they sent the Clippers for him, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott: all-rookie team guard Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, and four draft picks — including a protected 2020 first-rounder and the unprotected 2021 Miami Heat first-rounder. (L.A. turned Muscala into Ivica Zubac.)

The problem for Harris and the Sixers is that they’d be paying $188 million to a player who’d likely be the fourth option … and at the same time, would have to satisfy Jimmy Butler, who also wants the max at the cost of another $188 million! Will Harris be willing to take that much of a back seat, no matter what the cash differential? He’s been very non-committal.

And no wonder: he played a much bigger role with the Clippers than with the 76ers, as Pompey notes. He averaged 20.9 points in 55 games with the Clippers but only 18.2 points in 27 regular-season contests with the Sixers. Moreover, the Sixers didn’t draw up plays for Harris and virtually ignored him in Game 7 of the Raptors-76ers game.

That has led teams like the Nets and the others to believe that he could be wooed in the off-season. Brooklyn’s top priority –“Option A,” as Kenny Atkinson put it– is Durant. (Optimism about Leonard is fading). Would they be happy Harris their back-up plan … at that price? They might.

Harris’ skills would fit neatly into the Nets puzzle. He plays both ends of the court and can play the 3 or the 4. He’s got a 36.4 per cent career three-point shooting percent. He’s an excellent character man –up for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award. And he’s local, from Dix Hills on the island. His grandmother still lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. There are even family connections to Kenny Atkinson who grew up 11 miles away.

“His brother [Steve] coached at my high school. He coached my little brother,” Harris said of Atkinson last month. “They have a big family, a couple of times I ran into another one of the brothers he has. It’s not the biggest place. I know coach Kenny.”

It’s still a long 40 days till free agency and the Nets still have some housekeeping to do to get as the cap space they need to satisfy their needs. Watch this space.


Meanwhile, in a Wall Street Journal conference, Durant’s manager said that neither he nor KD understands what he is going to do.

In addition to that, Marc Stein explained the latest rumour is that KD is headed to L.A. and the Clippers. In his most recent newsletter, Stein writes…

[F]or predictions about what Durant will do when free agency starts in 40 days are ill-advised. Within the last month, brilliant and plugged-in people I have consulted say that the Los Angeles Clippers has appeared like an equally dangerous threat to the Knicks to sign Durant from Golden State. And I think it. The problem is, at different points during the season, I have heard trusted insiders state with certainty that Durant is already planning to join the Knicks… and then that he is very likely to take into account the Nets as well… and now that he is eyeing the Clippers just as carefully as New York.

Like we said, watch this space.

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