Sixers Re-Sign Tobias Harris To Five-Year Deal

JULY 10: The Sixers have officially re-signed Harris, according to NBA.com’s transactions log. The club has now exhausted its cap room for the summer.

JUNE 30: The Sixers and Tobias Harris have reached an agreement on a five-year deal that will pay the free agent forward $180MM, his agent (and father) Torrel Harris of Unique Sports Management tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link). The contract won’t include a player option, Woj adds (via Twitter).

After making blockbuster mid-season trades for both Harris and Jimmy Butler during the 2018/19 campaign, the Sixers will only retain one of the two, with Butler reportedly headed for the Heat in a sign-and-trade.

However, in Harris, Philadelphia will be bringing back a forward who received All-Star consideration in 2018/19, as he averaged 20.0 PPG, 7.9 RPG, and 2.8 APG on .487/.397/.866 shooting in 82 games for the Clippers and Sixers.

He’ll return to a new-look Sixers team that will feature Josh Richardson and Al Horford. Richardson will reportedly be acquired from Miami via the Butler sign-and-trade, while Horford will sign a four-year contract with Philadelphia as a free agent.

If Harris had signed a maximum-salary deal, it would have been worth approximately $189.9MM, so his annual salaries will come in a little below the max. Still, it’s a significant investment for the Sixers, who already have Joel Embiid under contract on a max deal of his own and may soon sign Ben Simmons to a max extension.

Harris reportedly received interest from the Clippers, Jazz, Nets, and Mavericks, among others, in free agency.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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21 thoughts on “Sixers Re-Sign Tobias Harris To Five-Year Deal

  1. Curtisrowe

    “Hey son, You don’t mind if I’m your agent do you? It will be fun, and I sure could use 5 million bucks”

  2. arc89

    Now that was a over pay. I wouldn’t call him a top player. He is the third best player on his team.

  3. Jason kapono

    I’m guessing the knicks must have said they’d give him the 4 yr max. Otherwise, why go so high?

    He is a great player, but not the difference between winning the championship or not over the next couple of seasons.

  4. IntheBeginning

    They know they have lost 1 starter, and it looks as if Butler is well on his way out the door. To avoid losing all their traded assets for nothing, and to still have some form of big 3, the 76’ers didn’t seeem to have much choice.

  5. JonnyLucas

    They had to make sure they kept one of those guys. He’s young… a nice player. If Ben can just learn to shoot.

  6. whoneedsfacts

    It’s not a bad move for them. He was going to get this kind of contract no matter what, they aren’t a free agent destination, and he is an important talent for this team.

    • CursedRangers

      Agreed. Crazy amount of cash. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good player. But this kind of cash needs to go to game changers. Harris isn’t one of those.

    • I give no fox

      What’s the case about? That the NBA makes too much money and it can reward players of all skill levels with significant money? There are 30 NBA teams that need to spend roughly $3 billion on salary. People need to stop trying to equate a max salary with NBA superstars. We are talking about 20-30 percent of the cap, most teams will sign two players to those kind of deals and still be able to build a solid team. Is Tobi a superstar, not even close…is he too 60, absolutely.

  7. frank_costanza

    Wowwwwwww. What a desperate move. Harris is no better than Reddick (age aside). I really hate this move but it is the NBA and the Sixers don’t have a legitimate shot at winning anything in the near future so at the same time I also don’t care lol

  8. specialfriedrice

    It’s over Philly…restart the process. Two bad over pays is going to bite you bad in a couple of years…Horford and Harris so much dead money right there.

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