Official Mavericks News: Dallas Mavericks Name Favorite To Land Highly Rated $180 Million Star

Mavericks Interested in Former $180 Million Wing: Report


The Dallas Mavericks, who fell just short of their second franchise title, are looking to bolster their roster through free agency. One notable target is Tobias Harris of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Interest in Tobias Harris


According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report, the Mavericks are among several teams interested in Harris. He indicated that acquiring Harris would likely require a sign-and-trade deal.

“Utah, Detroit, San Antonio, Dallas, and New Orleans. Dallas and New Orleans, those will probably have to be sign-and-trade-type scenarios. Those are teams that I’m hearing that are expected to have some level of interest in Tobias Harris this summer,” said Haynes.


Potential Trade Scenarios


The 76ers could take on some of the Mavericks’ contracts, such as those of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber. However, given that the 76ers share the Mavericks’ championship aspirations, they might not be interested in these players directly. Involving a third team in the trade could make a sign-and-trade deal feasible. Harris is coming off a five-year, $180 million contract.

Harris Likely Leaving the Sixers


Harris has spent the last five-and-a-half years with the 76ers but has not met superstar expectations despite his high salary. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Harris is expected to leave the Sixers after their postseason run. Several NBA executives believe he may join the Detroit Pistons or other interested teams.

Harris, with career averages of 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds, is an efficient scorer but has not consistently performed at an All-Star level. On a contract that reflects his true value, he might thrive without the pressure of his previous high salary.

Role with the Mavericks


If Harris joins the Mavericks, he would likely be the third scoring option alongside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. The lack of a solid third option contributed to the Mavericks’ loss to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. Harris could fill that role effectively.

Jerami Grant as an Alternative


Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer suggested Jerami Grant as another ideal fit for the Mavericks. Grant’s versatility as a defender, shooter, and dribbler would complement Doncic and Irving, providing balance and reducing their burden. Grant and Harris play similar positions, indicating the Mavericks’ desire for a scoring wing.



Whether it’s Harris, Grant, or another player, adding a proficient scoring wing could be the key for the Mavericks to advance beyond their current standing and potentially secure a championship.

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