The Orlando Magic may not match a max offer sheet if restricted-free agent forward Tobias Harris receives one, according to Shams Charania of Real GM. Charania also reports that the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the teams expected to show interest in the 22-year old former 19th overall pick.
The Lakers drafting D'Angelo Russell out of Ohio State with the second overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft leaves them in the market for frontcourt talent in free agency, and Harris fits the bill. The University of Tennessee product can play both forward positions, and averaged 17.1 points and 6.3 rebounds in the 2014-15 NBA season.
Mitch Kupchak has said the Lakers will be "active and aggressive in free agency," and while most have taken that to mean the team will pursue bigger name targets like the Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge, at age twenty-two Harris does fit the profile of a player who could grow alongside Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, and Russell as they continue to develop their games.
Free agency begins on July 1st, and the Lakers having cap space is going to make it a wild ride.