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Tobias Harris | Forward | #34

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 235
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (19) / CHA
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Tobias Harris scored 17 points with six rebounds and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.
He probably doesn't get the respect he deserves as one of the most well-rounded forwards in the league. Harris could be coming off the bench this year, but it doesn't really matter because his stats were almost identical as a starter or sixth man last season. He'll slide in drafts and is well worth a look inside the top 75 of a standard draft. Oct 6 - 10:20 PM

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Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said he views Tobias Harris as a starter, but he prefers to bring him off the bench.

"There’s no question that he’s a starter," SVG said. "I think a lot of teams bring a starter off the bench. You’re trying to get the mix that you want." SVG likes Harris off the bench so that he can have a go-to scorer for the second unit, but he still led all Pistons in total minutes played on the season. SVG wouldn't reveal if Harris would spend most of his time at SF or PF next season, but it sounds like it hinges on whether or not Stanley Johnson is ready to fill the void left by Marcus Morris. Harris' offseason goal is to improve his perimeter shooting and he should be considered a safe pick in the middle rounds.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 27 - 11:39 AM

Tobias Harris returned to the bench in Monday's 105-101 loss to the Wizards and played well with 22 points in 31 minutes.

His splits as a starter and reserve are pretty similar this season, so his fantasy owners shouldn't concern themselves on where he starts the game. He shot 8-of-17 from the field with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three triples, but his owners will want to make sure he's active for the season finale on Wednesday with Pistons playing for lottery balls.
Apr 10 - 11:35 PM

Tobias Harris will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Wizards.

Marcus Morris is back in the starting five, so Harris will return to his sixth man role with the Pistons. Harris has actually been better with the second unit this season, so he won't see a major dropoff in value with the move to the bench.
Apr 10 - 7:04 PM

Tobias Harris hit five of his nine field-goal attempts to finish with 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals over 25 minutes Sunday against the Grizzlies.

Harris and Jon Leuer moved into the starting lineup with the Pistons resting Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris. While Harris was fairly efficient from the field, the output certainly didn't make a difference for most fantasy owners. With Morris out of the picture, 12 points is a big disappointment.
Apr 9 - 11:00 PM

Tobias Harris bounced back on Friday vs. the Bucks with 23 points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and two triples in 35 minutes.

Not a bad way to respond after he was held to eight points in his previous outing. Harris shot 10-of-14 from the field and hit his only free throw of the night, and despite coming off the bench, he's still seeing more than enough minutes to return mid-round value for his owners. If your fantasy league ends this weekend, just keep in mind that the Pistons are now off until Apr. 5.
Mar 31 - 11:44 PM

Tobias Harris scored eight points with six rebounds, three assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

Marcus Morris was on fire, so that explains the hit in playing time for Harris in this game. The move to the bench shouldn't hurt Tobias because he's actually scored more points per game off the bench than he has as the starter and has better efficiency. The Pistons need him to score when Morris isn't playing lights out, so keep Harris rolling in all lineups.
Mar 30 - 10:22 PM

Tobias Harris moved to the bench on Tuesday and hit 7-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 19 points, six rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes of a tough 97-96 loss to the Heat.

Stan Van Gundy tried to mix things up by benching Harris and starting Jon Leuer in the midst of a four-game losing streak, but that number is now up to five straight losses. Leuer was awful tonight and Harris has played well whether starting or coming off the bench.
Mar 29 - 12:17 AM

Jon Leuer will replace Tobias Harris in the Pistons starting lineup Tuesday vs. Miami.

This won't have much impact on Harris' fantasy value. In fact, Tobias is posting better numbers off the bench. In 47 games as a starter this season, he is averaging 15.9 points and 4.9 rebounds in 33.1 minutes. In 27 games as a reserve, Harris is averaging 16.6 points and 5.4 boards in 28.9 minutes.
Mar 28 - 7:27 PM

Tobias Harris returned to form on Tuesday, hitting 10-of-15 shots for 24 points, five rebounds, two steals and three blocks in 36 minutes of a tough two-point loss to the lowly Nets.

Harris scored just eight points on Sunday and hadn't scored more than 17 points in his previous five games, so if you rolled with him tonight, chances are you're having a good evening.
Mar 21 - 10:11 PM

Tobias Harris has a forgettable game on Sunday, going 2-of-10 from the field to finish with eight points, four rebounds and one block in 34 minutes.

Harris earned another start and fantasy owners can give him a pass for tonight's dud since he came in hot, shooting 27-of-40 from the field (67.5 percent) in his previous five games. He's just under 50 percent in March and should bounce back vs. the Heat in Miami on Tuesday.
Mar 19 - 7:27 PM

Tobias Harris scored 14 points in an 87-75 loss to the Raptors on Friday, adding seven rebounds and one steal in 33 minutes.

Coach Stan Van Gundy said he will be sticking with Harris in the starting lineup. Based on his previous starts, Harris actually had a higher scoring average off the bench with 16.6 points per game compared to 16.2 as a starter. Harris should continue to post mid-round value going forward and his owners shouldn't adjust their expectations too much with the starting news.
Mar 17 - 10:48 PM

Tobias Harris will start Friday night vs. Toronto and coach Stan Van Gundy said Harris will remain in the starting lineup for final 14 games of the season.

This likely won't have a major impact on Harris' fantasy value, as he is actually averaging slightly more points and rebounds as a reserve this season, despite playing more minutes as a starter (33.2 vs. 28.9). However, now that his role has been solidified, Harris will be able to settle in as a starter, and his shooting percentages should increase. Jon Leuer will come off the bench going forward.
Mar 17 - 11:50 AM

Tobias Harris played 30 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, finishing with 12 points, four boards, two assists and one steal, while making 5-of-8 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs.

Stan Van Gundy started Jon Leuer over Harris because he thought Utah would start Boris Diaw, but instead they went small with Joe Johnson at PF tonight. Harris should resume starting, in other words, but it doesn't matter much for his fantasy value. He's playing just 28.8 minutes as a reserve this season, but is averaging more points (16.8), 3-pointers (1.3) and rebounds (5.5).
Mar 16 - 12:36 AM

Tobias Harris will come off the bench on Wednesday, with Jon Leuer taking his spot in the starting lineup.

The Jazz are starting Joe Johnson at PF tonight so it's an interesting cross-match both ways. Harris should maintain a steady role as the team's sixth-man, so this doesn't have a big impact on his value.
Mar 15 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Langston Galloway
4Dwight Buycks
SG1Avery Bradley
2Luke Kennard
SF1Tobias Harris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Jon Leuer
2Anthony Tolliver
3Henry Ellenson
4Eric Moreland
C1Andre Drummond
2Boban Marjanovic