Tobias Harris would represent a significant investment by the Kings. He will demand a max contract, which he deserves after a breakout season where he averaged 20.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He also shot an impressive 49.6 percent from the field and 43.4 percent from 3 in his 55 games with the Los Angeles Clippers before seeing his numbers decline after his trade to the Philadelphia 76ers.
While in Philadelphia, Harris shot 46.9 percent from the field and only 32.6 percent from 3. However, I believe much of that is due to playing with all new players and less about Harris’ abilities.
He’s only 26 years old and his prime would mesh with Fox’s and Bagley’s. If those two improve, which is reasonable to expect, the Kings could have a Big 3 to build around for the next half-decade. With a few lucky breaks and good draft picks or signings, the Kings could become a real contender around those three.
Harris’ signing would mean the end of Harrison Barnes in Sacramento after the next season. Harris is a better player than Barnes and it would be wise for the Kings to invest in the former Tennessee Volunteer while letting Barnes walk.