Tobias Harris rejects $80M extension from Clippers
NBA.com Global on Jul 24, 2018 08:20 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers shoots the ball against the Orlando Magic on March 10, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Tobias Harris will forego a significant pay day in hopes of earning an even bigger one, per Turner Sports' David Aldridge.
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
The seven-year veteran, who averaged career-highs in scoring (18.6 points per game), rebounds (5.5 rpg), assists (2.4 apg) and 3-point shooting (41.1 percent) last season, has turned down an $80 million extension offer from the LA Clippers, Aldridge reports via Twitter. Instead, the 6-foot-9 forward will play out the final season of his current contract before entering unrestricted free agency in 2019.
The Clippers are Harris' fourth team in seven years after he was dealt by Detroit in exchange for former All-Star forward Blake Griffin in January. The Clippers were competitive behind Harris and leading scorer Lou Williams before ultimately falling from the Western Conference playoff race in the final weeks of the 2017-18 season.