The Utah Jazz are apparently considered to be a favorite to land Tobias Harris

The Utah Jazz fandom aren't going to like this option very much.
Feb 1, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) holds the all away
Feb 1, 2024; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23) holds the all away / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

The Utah Jazz are looking for wing help this offseason, that's not a shocking thing to hear. They'll likely have to draft or trade for the help they deserve, as many of the top free agents aren't likely to want to sign with the Utah Jazz. Salt Lake City just doesn't scream "fun hotspot" for the more nightlife-inclined NBA players.

That doesn't mean they won't have options, nor does it mean Utah isn't great. Players love being here as soon as they arrive, they just have to give the place a chance. So we have no doubt that a guy will love it when they arrive here. Still, the options aren't going to be great, namely because the free agent pool itself isn't great.

The best chance to get big wing help is through a trade. That doesn't mean there are no free agents for the Jazz. One such name who could land in Salt Lake City is Tobias Harris, the soon-to-be-former Philadelphia 76ers forward. For some reason the Detroit Pistons, according to some, have the best shot at landing the maligned forward, followed by the Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder, and the San Antonio Spurs.

And some are just left wondering, "why?"

He was a max-player with the 76ers but he's not worth half of that anymore. If he could come in at around $15 million for two seasons, sure, he has some value, but not enough to pay him anywhere close to what he was making in Philadelphia.

He's a good hand on the court, shooting just shy of 57% from the floor as a small forward most nights, and is tolerable as a three-point shooter with a career average of just under 37%. He's a decent defender as well, usually being a plus-defensive box plus-minus guy. He's not a stopper by any means but he can hold his own.

If he comes in cheap, say $10-$17 million a year, and isn't the big addition of the offseason, but behind a Devin Booker, Kevin Durant type, then it wouldn't be the worst option the Utah Jazz could look into.