Rumors: Dallas Mavericks reportedly interested in Tobias Harris

Dallas Mavericks Tobias Harris Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Tobias Harris Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks will likely have rumors floating about many of the big name free agents throughout the summer. The latest of which links the Mavs to Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers, via Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Free agency has yet to start in the NBA which means absolutely nothing for team sources ready to leak rumors about any and all players. The Dallas Mavericks are going to be buyers this summer with one of the highest available totals in salary cap across the NBA. After all is said and done with the Mavs returning players here and there, they should have cap available for a max contract.

One option for a max deal may be Tobias Harris, power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers and formerly of the Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks. For one reason or another, Harris can’t seem to stay in one location for long, but maybe the Mavs could give him a more permanent home?

If I am Tobias Harris, I would want to settle down somewhere and feel like my status with the team is long term. If he feels that with the Sixers, then by all means he should stick around there. However, if there is some doubt about his status going forward, maybe he should consider other options.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic (subscription required), Harris will have a handful of teams to choose from this summer which isn’t too surprising. The Dallas Mavericks are one of the names mentioned as a potential landing spot for the University of Tennessee grad.

Dallas would love to snag Harris this summer as he would fit next to Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic really well. With a core headlined by those three, the Mavs will undoubtedly be a team in the playoff picture in the West.

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These rumors don’t mean much yet, but it is good to get a picture of what direction the Mavs are hoping to go this summer. With Tobias Harris, Danilo Gallinari and Kemba Walker as potential targets, you can count on the Mavs making a strong move this summer.