The 28-year-old Harris is a different category of player than the other players on this list. Harris is not only an experienced veteran, but he is also making $13 million for the 2023-24 before becoming a free agent in the 2024 offseason. He is a more established player with presumably a larger market around the league.
Yet, despite being a known commodity, Harris remains an underrated player. He can be best described as a poor man’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. As a 6’4 shooting guard, he can defend multiple positions and plays bigger than his size. He can be a streaky shooter at times but he is a career 37% shooter from downtown and hit 43% of his threes last season.
As a member of the Orlando Magic, Gary Harris plays an important part as a veteran and a mentor. However, he is also a part of an extremely crowded backcourt. With Markelle Fultz, Jalen Suggs, Cole Anthony, Anthony Black and Joe Ingles in the mix, Harris may be superfluous. The Wizards should explore whether a trade for him could be a possibility.
Harris would fit perfectly to the Wizards’ young core. He can play either shooting guard or small forward. He can play next to Tyus Jones and Jordan Poole and take on tough defensive assignments, or be a floor-spacer next to Bilal Coulibaly and Deni Avdija.
Plus, he is still in his prime, meaning the Wizards could easily re-sign him to a long-term contract after this season, or trade him for positive value. These are the sorts of players Washington needs to be targeting during their rebuild.