NBA East Conf Free Agents – Current Status 1PM, July 1

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Apr 8, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris (12) pushes back against Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) during the second half at Amway Center. The Magic won 105-103. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Restricted: G: Kyle O’Quinn, C: Tobias Harris

Unrestricted: G: Willie Green

With Jimmy Butlerand Kawhi Leonard likely to stay with their respective teams it makes Tobias Harris a very attractive option especially because he can play the either forward position (though he’s listed as a center). Grabbing him now before the television contracts come into play and locking him down long term would be a smart move. With news the Magic offered Paul Millsap a max contract, now Harris becomes a very interesting free agent for many teams!

Orlando might also really liven up restricted free agency if they get Millsap because that will encourage more interest in RFA Tobias Harris

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015

I’m actually in agreement with David Aldridge in hoping the  Raptors go whole hog in trying to lure him to Toronto. Then Terrence Ross might finally feel a sense of urgency to start performing. As it is the fact DeMarre Carroll was signed should signal the writing on the wall for Ross.  Note: if this did occur I’d trade Ross the minute he did perform as he’s shown he has no propensity to deliver consistent performances, so the minute he gets comfortable he’ll fall back into inconsistent, lackadaisical efforts.

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