NBA Free Agent Rumors: Top Tobias Harris Destinations This Summer

Tobias Harris went out with a mighty whimper in his final game of the season, and likely his final game as a Philadelphia 76er. Harris registered 0 points on 0-for-2 shooting and a team-low minus-10 as Philly was eliminated by the New York Knicks in six games. 

Harris has long been the whipping boy of Sixers fans, largely due to the massive contract he extracted out of the team five years ago, when they chose to keep him over Jimmy Butler. But those $180 million dollars have now been spent, and even the team's fan site says it's "good riddance" to Harris.

So where will he wind up in free agency, heading into his age-32 season? 

It sounds like he could be making a return to an old stomping ground.

Detroit Pistons

"Several NBA executives believe there's a chance he'll land with the Detroit Pistons in free agency," wrote Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer recently. Harris spent parts of three seasons with the Pistons earlier in his career. 

The Pistons were once again the worst team in the NBA this past season, and they'll need plenty of help to get this rebuild on track. The team could use some scoring on the wing, and perhaps a veteran like Harris can help the kids on this roster get to a new level. 

After Detroit, with odds at -120, it's a bit of a crapshoot according to the oddsmakers, who see four teams closely bunched as the next likely favorites to land Harris.

Utah Jazz & San Antonio Spurs

These two teams have cap space, and both could use a veteran leader like Harris to help mentor the younger players as is the case with Detroit. The Jazz are seen at odds of +500 with the Spurs at +550. 

Despite the Thunder's presence on this list at +550, we're going to go out on a limb and say that this team feels pretty good about themselves the way they are and are not in need to spend whatever cap space they have on Harris. 

The Charlotte Hornets, at +650, make some sense, as they'll undoubtedly be losing Miles Bridges in free agency, and Harris could potentially slot right into his spot on the roster. 

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