If the Nets are open to dealing Joe Harris, the Golden State Warriors should be open to figuring out a way to fit his $7.6 million contract on their roster. Harris, who hoisted the 2019 three-point shooting trophy, is a free agent after this upcoming season.
Sadly for the Nets, they won’t have all their young talent on low-value deals and a fully healthy superstar duo. If Kevin Durant were healthy, aside from the fact the Golden State Warriors would’ve won the NBA Championship, the Nets may be the favorite to come out of the East.
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However, since they won’t be, this team will struggle to be truly considered a title contender. With Harris and Caris LeVert to pay, the Nets won’t have the cap to keep all their bright young talent next offseason, so they might as well find a few picks for Harris if that’s the outlook on the season come January.
As for Harris, he averaged 2.4 threes on an outstanding 47.4% from deep, the league’s highest percentage. His three-point shooting percentage has trended up each of the four seasons in which he’s played in over ten games.
While it cannot be expected to continue to rise, we may see a more aggressive Harris. He notched 13.7 points per game last season and could provide similar contributions as the main three in Golden State.
At 6-foot-6, a combination of Curry, Thompson and Harris with Russell coming off the bench would be the favorites in the West.