Rumors: Mavericks interested in making wild move for Sixers star

Dallas Mavericks, Tobias Harris
Dallas Mavericks, Tobias Harris / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks' offseason began just a couple of days ago, and rumors and news have already been flying left and right.

Among those rumors is Dallas being interested in drafting Bronny James with the No. 58 pick and giving him a guaranteed contract. Nico Harrison also dropped a bombshell when he revealed that Dallas' No. 1 priority is re-signing Derrick Jones Jr.

Jones Jr. was crucial to Dallas' success last season, and the Mavs now may be looking to make a wild trade to secure their third star of the future next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Mavericks expected to show interest in move for Tobias Harris

According to NBA insider Chris Haynes, the Mavs are expected to be among teams interested in free agent forward from the Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris. Haynes said this during a live stream on the Bleacher Report app, and due to the money that Harris is expected to get, this move would have to be a sign and trade for Dallas.

Last season for the 76ers, Harris averaged 17.2 points, 6.5 assists, 3.1 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from downtown. Harris thrived as the third scorer next to Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey during the regular season, but the playoffs were a different story.

Harris disappeared in the playoffs and only averaged nine points per game. His shots were way down compared to the regular season, but this type of falloff is still inexcusable.

If the Mavs were to make a deal for Harris, they'd have their guaranteed third scorer next to Doncic and Irving, and maybe they could get a deal done for a good price. Considering that Harris could walk for nothing, the 76ers would benefit from any type of sign and trade.

This isn't the first time that Dallas has shown interest in Harris, and this type of move could make the Mavs title favorites once again next season. Harris can score off the dribble, knock down open shots off the catch, and finish around the bucket.

The Mavs clearly need more shooting, and this type of move would give Dallas a knockdown shooter for their starting lineup. P.J. Washington has shown flashes that he can be a shooter, but they need a true shooter and pure scorer, and Harris would be that.

This type of move would also allow Jones Jr. to move to the bench (if they re-sign him), and the Mavs core would be even more set than before.

For all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, stay tuned.