Pacers could target McDermott, Harris in free agency

Joe Harris of the Nets could be a target of the Pacers in free agency.

With Will Barton reportedly on the verge of an agreement to return to the Denver Nuggets next season, the Indiana Pacers will turn to other potential targets in the free-agent market, according to a report.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN says the Pacers, who are expected to have approximately $20 million in salary-cap space, would look toward Doug McDermott and Joe Harris as potential targets to upgrade their perimeter game.

McDermott, 26, averaged 7.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 21.8 minutes in 81 games last season — 55 with the Knicks and 26 with the Mavericks — shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from the 3-point line.

Harris, 26, averaged career-highs in points (10.8), rebounds (3.3) and assists (1.6) in 78 games (14 starts) for the Nets last season, shooting a career-best 49.1 percent from the field and a career-high 41.9 percent from deep.