The hype around the Nets being a serious consideration for free agents this summer continues to grow.
According to multiple reports, including from the New York Post and Philly.com, Brooklyn will be one of the suitors for Philadelphia's Tobias Harris. Sources told SNY Insider Ian Begley that throughout the regular season, some people close to Harris viewed the Nets as a strong destination for Harris.
Harris, the 26-year-old Long Island native, averaged 20 points and 7.9 rebounds a game in 2018-19. The 76ers acquired Harris from the Clippers in February a year after the Clippers got Harris from Detroit.
Harris isn't the only 76er that the Nets have a chance at. The New York Post recently reported that there's a "very real chance" Brooklyn can land Jimmy Butler in free agency.
SNY contributor Anthony Puccio previously reported that marquee free agents will at least consider Brooklyn this summer when deciding where they want to go.
The Nets can create enough cap space to sign at least one max free agent this summer, and they're being seen as a destination because of the big step forward they took this season and the strong culture built by Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson. They also boast some promising young talent with players like Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen.
D'Angelo Russell is part of that group as well, but the All-Star is a restricted free agent, and whether a team signs him to a big offer sheet could impact the Nets' plans.