4 free agents who can be contingency plans for Green: Gary Harris
Like Batum before him, Gary Harris just finished a contract that overpaid him for his services. He was a part of a rebuilding Orlando Magic team that doesn’t appear to have room for the 27-year-old veteran while they are in the midst of a rebuild.
Harris started his career with the Denver Nuggets where he made his name as an elite 3-and-D shooting guard. However, there were a few seasons that he struggled with his 3-point shot and as a result, he was part of a deal that sent him to the Magic.
However, since arriving in Orlando, he’s since rediscovered his 3-point shot. As a result, I had ranked 12th on my unrestricted free agent big board. If he can sustain his returned 3-point shooting then he would be an interesting free agent candidate for the Philadelphia 76ers. The only issue is at 6-foo-4, he might struggle to defend the stronger wings that the Sixers would have him defending in the starting five.
Harris had an impressive season despite being a veteran on a rebuilding team. Last year he averaged 11.1 points and 1.0 steals while converting 38.4 percent of his 3-pointers. For his career, the veteran has averaged 11.8 points and 1.2 steals while shooting 36.3 percent from behind the arc.