Reports: Sixers to retain Harris on five-year deal
NBA.com Global on Jul 01, 2019 07:41 AM
TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 29: Tobias Harris #33 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball against Serge Ibaka #9 of the Toronto Raptors during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Philadelphia isn't eager to re-start the Process. According to multiple reports, the 76ers will bring back Tobias Harris on a five-year $180 million 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
The Sixers acquired Harris from the LA Clippers in exchange for Mike Muscala, Landry Shamet, two future first-round picks and two future second-round picks. Between Harris' talent, the price to obtain him, and the risk of losing him for nothing, it appears Philadelphia had no intention of letting Harris walk away for nothing in unrestricted free agency.
Harris averaged 18.2 points and 7.9 rebounds in 27 games with the 76ers. A former first-round pick of the then-Charlotte Bobcats in 2011, Harris has played for the Bucks, Magic, Pistons, Clippers and 76ers.
In addition, the team will reportedly keep stretch big man Mike Scott, per a report.
Sources: Free agent Mike Scott has agreed to a two-year, $9.8M deal to return to the Philadelphia 76ers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
Scott, who played 27 regular season games with the 76ers after a stint with the Clippers last season, normed 7.8 points while canning 41.2% of his three-pointers.