Warriors coach Kerr encourages Harper to sign with Giants

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr wants Bryce Harper to join the San Francisco Giants.

San Francisco are reportedly planning to offer the star free agent a short-term contract and the two sides have mutual interest.

Kerr discussed Harper possibly signing with the nearby Giants at a news conference on Sunday.

"It could be fun," Kerr said before his team's game against the Miami Heat (via the San Francisco Chronicle).

"I'd love it if Bryce Harper came here. Does my opinion matter? Bryce, come to the Giants! Let's go. Is that true? Is that going around? Kind of? It's exciting."

Harper also could re-sign with the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports. He has reportedly discussed signing with the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox, as well.

Harper slashed .249/.393/.496 with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs in 159 games with the Nationals in 2018.

Harper, 26, has spent all seven of his MLB seasons with Washington. He is a six-time All-Star and won the MVP award in 2015.

The Giants finished 2018 with a 73-89 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season.

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