Tobias Harris is staying with Philadelphia, the 76ers announced Wednesday.
“Signing Tobias and solidifying him as a foundational piece of our core for years to come was a top priority for our organization this summer,” 76ers general manager Elton Brand said in a release. “His impact in our city extends far beyond his elite talents on the floor. He has ingrained himself in the community and established himself as a leader and driver of positive change. Tobias is a fierce competitor with a tireless work ethic and embodies all of the qualities of a franchise cornerstone. I couldn’t be happier to welcome Tobias and his entire family back to the 76ers and we all look forward to continuing our quest to win a championship for this city and our amazing fans.”
Though the team did not disclose the terms of Harris’ agreement, his agent and father, Torrel, confirmed to The Athletic that the 26-year-old forward agreed to a five-year, $180 million contract.
Tobias Harris is signing a five-year, $180 million deal with Philly, according to his father and agent, Torrel Harris of Unique Sports Management, International.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) June 30, 2019
Philadelphia acquired Harris in a deadline deal with the Clippers in 2018-19. He averaged 18.2 points and 7.9 rebounds in 27 regular-season games with the 76ers.
Harris has bounced around the NBA and has played for five teams in eight seasons, averaging 15.4 points per game while shooting 36.4% from 3-point range in 546 career appearances.
“There’s only so many players that are super stable in the NBA, let’s just be upfront with that,” Harris said about his approach to free agency last month. “For me honestly, style of play is a huge thing. Culture. A chance to be able to win. Just being in the playoffs here and getting that feeling.”
The Nets, Grizzlies, Jazz, Clippers, Mavericks, Nuggets and Pelicans had been linked to Harris this summer