TheProfessor wrote:Yep definitely jumped the gun with the Harris trade, that MIA pick is going to be so valuable. Harris on the underhand didn't make sense, because he's a free agent you don't need and gave up future valuable assets, just to have the pleasure of maxing him out. Also, guess what he **** the bed in the playoffs, so it's even like PHI got present value for him, If I was a PHI fan I'd be pissed.
Tron Carter wrote:can’t be overstated. and paying harris near max money is a big mistake the clips were never resigning him and got better after he left.
Peanut gallery posts that don't take into account context. Here's how the Sixers FO had to think about this:
A) There's zero reason to project that Harris would have signed with the Sixers--a bunch of other teams have cap space and are likely to offer him max money, and even with the Sixers being a pretty good team, I would put it at less than a 1 in 3 chance they signed him this summer.
B) not sure where you got that Harris was garbage in the playoffs--he put up 16/9/4, played defense, shot 3s pretty well (35% on 5+ attempts per game), didn't turn the ball over, etc. He wasn't a huge difference maker but he clocked in as a good starter, even when his efficiency took a hit against TOR's defense. (It's not like Landry Shamet was going to hang 16/9/4 on Toronto.)
C) That MIA pick might be valuable or it might be almost nothing--we've seen a lot of much better picks than that turn into nothing much over the past couple years
D) The Clippers played well without Harris because they had other offensive stars and shooters to pick up the slack--that's why they didn't need him. The Sixers don't have anyone who can create some and spot shoot at a high level, that's why they targeted him. Different situations.
Overall the trade was about making sure the Sixers had something they could go to war with this year and the next couple of years. I think they overpaid and would rather have kept options open, but the logic was that this allows the Sixers to commit to a core rather than waiting and praying that the perfect scenario comes along. That's pretty strategically sound, even if I'd prefer other strategies.