The Detroit Pistons should pursue Tobias Harris in free agency
The Pistons were reportedly interested in Tobias Harris at the trade deadline and on paper he makes sense. He's a solid, consistent veteran who is familiar with the Pistons and still has relationships in Detroit from his time playing there.
In a recent episode of the Lowe Post, NBA expert Zach Lowe said he thought the Pistons would pursue Harris in the summer, and that fans should "brace for it," which isn't a ringing endorsement.
Even after adding Fontecchio and Troy Brown Jr., the Pistons are still light on power forwards, as Fontecchio is more of a wing, though he can certainly play both spots.
Harris' 3-point numbers are down in both percentage and volume this season, but he's a solid shooter who can spread the floor and is going to give you 16-18 points a night, as he has for his whole career.
Harris isn't a defensive stopper, but he's no sieve either and would give the Pistons back some of the veteran leadership they lost when they traded Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks.
A lineup of Cade Cunningham, Jaden Ivey, Simone Fontecchio, Tobias Harris and Jalen Duren does make some sense, especially if Harris starts launching more 3-point shots. With defenders in Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart and Quentin Grimes to mix and match off the bench, Monty Williams would have a lot of options.
But it's easy to look at the other side of this and wonder if Harris is the guy the Pistons need.