By Jerry Wein
Tobias Harris has been energized ever since he was booed last month at the Wells for lackluster play.
And part of that reception was undoubtedly due to the fact that he is being paid as if he is a superstar, when he has always been a nice piece, though never the most important one on the Sixers.
His deal is for two years, $76.9 million after this season.
While Ben Simmons justifiably takes most of the oxygen in the Sixers trade buzz, Harris’ place in the franchise long-term is quite complicated, too.
A prior administration brought Harris in, he’s not worth his contract, and Daryl Morey reportedly is working hard to find him a new home, too, in the aim of maximizing Joel Embiid’s best seasons.
Would the Sixers really give up assets to offload those final two seasons when doing so would probably not open up significant cap space?
It feels awfully unlikely, at least for now, though there could be a pending free agent who could change that calibration.