Tobias Harris remains with 76ers on five-year deal
The Philadelphia 76ers will retain at least one of their two big free agents.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, forward Tobias Harris has agreed to stay with the Sixers on a five-year, $180 million max deal.
Free agent forward Tobias Harris has agreed to a five-year, $180M contract to return to the Philadelphia 76ers, his agent and father, Torrel Harris of Unique Sports Management, tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 30, 2019
Harris actually saves the 76ers a bit of money in taking this deal, as he could have made $190 million.
Harris was a key part of the Sixers last season after being acquired in a midseason deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. He averaged 18.2 points per game during the regular season after the trade.
The 76ers’ chances of retaining their other star free agent, Jimmy Butler, are less clear. That’s a lot of money to invest in Harris, and reports indicate that Butler may be looking elsewhere. Still, keeping one of the two is huge, and ensures that Philadelphia can remain an Eastern Conference contender next season.