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Tobias Harris
Tobias Harris
Position: F
Born: 07/15/92
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Salary: $17,200,000
Van Gundy never sets a wins total goal at the start of a season, putting his faith in the day-to-day process that carries a team through the 82-game grind. He expects his best Pistons team yet – one with a young nucleus that returns intact since the February trade-deadline deal for Tobias Harris and one with a bolstered bench thanks to the free-agent acquisitions of Ish Smith, Jon Leuer and Boban Marjanovic. “I think we can be a better team, but I think there’s a lot of teams in the East getting better. I think the East got a lot better last year. I think it’s going to get better again and it’s going to be harder. We’ve got to control what we can control, which is being as good as we can be. I’m optimistic about the year, but I’m also realistic about the fact that we’re going to have to be better. We can’t be where we were last year.”
But if you expand the definition of “off-season” to include the decision to allocate a big chunk of their available cap space in the February trade for Tobias Harris, then Van Gundy becomes even more enthusiastic about the makeover general manager Jeff Bower’s front office, under Van Gundy’s direction, was able to achieve. “People forget that over half of the potential cap space was used on Tobias Harris during the year,” Van Gundy said. “So you really have to look, even though we did it at the trade deadline, that was a cap space move that allowed us going forward to do it and still be able to acquire other guys. So I throw Tobias into that. When you look at him in that group, to me it’s definitely an A (grade).”