Fox Sports’ Ric Bucher reported on Friday that the Brooklyn Nets ‘hope to move’ guard Joe Harris. Bucher states that the Nets are hoping to move Harris because the Nets have a top-five payroll in the league and will be subject to a ‘hefty’ luxury tax because of Brooklyn going over the salary cap for the past few seasons.
Harris is owed $18 million this season and is owed $19 million next season. Harris is averaging almost eight points per game, but is shooting 33.3% from behind the three-point line which is ten percentage points less than he has shot from that range for his career.
Bucher explains what sources have communicated to him while explaining that the Los Angeles Lakers are in a similar situation:
“Both the Lakers and Nets are among the top five teams in player payroll this season. Both are also subject to a hefty luxury tax for having repeatedly gone over the threshold the last few years. That’s why the Nets, league sources said, also hope to move long-range shooter Joe Harris, who is set to make $18 million this year and $19 million next season.”
The trade deadline for this season is Feb.9.