Harrison Barnes may be calling Philadelphia home next season.
The 76ers plan to be serious suitors for the soon-to-be restricted free agent, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
Barnes will be playing in the Olympics this summer for USA Basketball. Jerry Colangelo, chairman of USA Basketball's Board of Directors, is an adviser to Philadelphia's front office.
His son, Bryan, is the 76ers' general manager.
If Barnes signs an offer sheet with Philadelphia (or any other team) the Warriors would have 72 hours to match.
Barnes can begin negotiating with other franchises at 9:01pm PDT on Thursday night June 30 (12:01am EDT on July 1), but can't sign a contract until Wednesday night July 6 at 9:01pm PDT.
On Monday, Barnes told SiriusXM NBA Radio that he wants to return to the Warriors.
On Jan. 30 in Philadelphia, Barnes' 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds remaining lifted the Warriors to a 108-105 win over the 76ers.
Barnes, the seventh overall pick in the 2012 draft, averaged 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds last season, while shooting 46.6 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from 3-point territory.
The Warriors will reportedly be one of the first three teams (Spurs and Thunder) to meet with Kevin Durant when free agency begins.
The Warriors would have to shed Barnes if they're fortunate enough to win the Durant Sweepstakes; Barnes has made it clear he hopes to stay.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 28, 2016