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Brooklyn traded Joe Harris to Detroit on Friday afternoon, along with two future second-round picks.
The Nets would send to the Pistons in the second round in the 2027 (from Dallas in a Kyrie Irving deal) and 2029 second round (from Milwaukee in a Jay Crowder trade).
The news was first reported by ESPN, and confirmed by the newspaper.
Brooklyn has had “minimum considerations” but has created “tremendous resilience this season,” according to a source.
The Nets are now under the hood for the first time since 2019, when they added Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
General Manager Shawn Marks selected Harris off waivers in the summer of 2016, and he hasn’t played anywhere else since.
Harris — who turns 32 in September — led the league in three-point shots twice and became one of the best groundbreakers in the game. But multiple ankle surgeries and a collapsing body have hurt his mobility and overall play the past two seasons.
Harris would have his contract expire at $19,928,571 next season.
As such, the Nets would create an exception for players traded at $19.9 million — and with $100,000 wiggle room, TPE would be worth $20 million.
Brooklyn already had a whopping $18.1 million TPE, as well as smaller ones for $4.5 million and $2.6 million.
They can’t be combined, though the massive device is good for a year, which means it can be used when free agency opens for 2024.
The move could also encourage Brooklyn to use the full mid-level exception of more than $12 million, and the semi-annual exception of $4.4 million.