Report: Tobias Harris turns down $80 million extension from Clippers
Tobias Harris has reportedly turned down a contract extension from the Los Angeles Clippers so he can be a free agent next summer.
Earlier this year, Harris was sent to the Clippers from the Detroit Pistons in the trade that saw Blake Griffin go to Detroit. In 32 games for the Clippers, Harris averaged 19.3 points, 6 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.2 steals per game while connecting on 41 percent of his three-pointers.
That was apparently good enough for Los Angeles to offer Harris a contract extension. Harris turned it down with his sights set on next summer.
Clippers forward @tobias31 turns down $80 million extension offer from team, per sources. Amicable discussions. But he’ll play out final year of his current deal and be UFA next summer, when he’d be eligible for 5 yrs/$188M max from Clips or 4/$145.5 elsewhere.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 22, 2018
Harris will be betting on himself to be able to duplicate (or better) the numbers he posted after being traded to the Clippers. If he is successful, as Aldridge points out, Harris could be in for a very large payday.