Nets’ Joe Harris expected to receive competition from NBA teams signing free agent
The Brooklyn Nets have high expectations for next season with the return of their superstar tandem in Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. However, it remains to be seen just how much turnover they will experience with their supporting cast.
According to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, forward Joe Harris is expected to receive plenty of interest on the free agent market this offseason:
“I have news for the Nets,” said Zach Lowe on his podcast “The Lowe Post,” via RealGM. “They’re going to have competition for Joe Harris. These teams with cap room all view Joe as a potential very good fit on the floor and a good culture guy.”
Harris is coming off a career year averaging 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists pr game. Of course, his biggest contributions came from deep as a 42.4 percent 3-point shooter. After providing the Nets with some bang for their buck in recent years, it appears he is now set to receive a lucrative payday in free agency.
Among the teams that are reportedly interested in landing Harris’ services are the Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, and Atlanta Hawks. With each team in different phases of contending for a championship, it will be interesting to see if it will be enough to pry him away from Brooklyn.
Lowe adds that the Nets may need to reach Harris’ price tag of $15 million per season if they hope to keep him around. There is no question that his 3-and-D skill set would make him an ideal fit alongside the versatile duo of Durant and Irving.