Just hours before the start of free agency, which will click with Italian midnight, are the Brooklyn Nets to move by getting rid of Joe Harris. The guard, coming off two rather bad seasons, was traded to the Detroit Pistons along with two future second-round picks (one from the 2027 Mavs and one from the 2029 Bucks) in exchange for two other future second-round picks.
This is a classic salary dump, a move by which the Nets get rid of Harris’ nearly 20 million salary to have more space sa “fill in” with free agents. Joe Harris had arrived in Brooklyn in 2016 and was the longest-serving member of the roster. The player had been declining for a couple of years and had also lost space in the last season, dropping from 30 to 20 minutes average and scoring only 7.6 points per game: never this bad since his sophomore season.
Thanks to this trade, in which the Nets give up a player in exchange for only draft picks, Brooklyn netted a $19.9 million Traded Player Exception.
Nets will create a $19.9M Traded Player Exception and the flexibility to explore more deal-making this summer. https://t.co/Yx23HUJPpJ
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2023