Tobias Harris RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Orlando Magic restricted free-agent forward Tobias Harris agreed to four-year, $64 million deal to remain with the Magic, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the agreement until the free agent moratorium is lifted on July 9. There are no options on that four-year deal.
The Orlando Magic and Tobias Harris agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal Friday night, league sources told the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m happy and excited,” Harris told the Orlando Sentinel late Friday night from his family’s home on Long Island.
Throughout the process, rumors surfaced — always from unnamed sources — that Harris didn’t want to return to the Magic because the Magic had recently hired Scott Skiles as their coach. Skiles was the Milwaukee Bucks’ coach when the Bucks drafted Harris in 2011, and Harris played sparingly during the period that Skiles’ and Harris’ tenures in Milwaukee overlapped. Harris refuted those rumors on Friday night. “First off, me and Scott have a great relationship,” Harris said. “What people don’t understand is that when he first coached me, I was 18 years old. And from 18 to being about to turn 23 now, I’m a completely different player. Even in Milwaukee, where I didn’t play as much, we still had a great dialogue. He just wanted me to work harder. He just said, ‘Your time is coming.’ So he was always encouraging for me.
“Today, we communicated. He wants me to be a leader. He wants me to lead. He’s a fantastic coach. I think he’s the perfect coach for our team. Actually, I know he’s the perfect coach for our team. And he’s a coach I want to play for. He’s a fiery guy. He gets after you. He has that passion to win, that fire to win. Me and him, we have no problems. That passion, that’s the passion that I play with, so that’s what I love in a coach.” The deal was reported first by Real GM.
Shams Charania: Orlando restricted free agent Tobias Harris has reached agreement on a deal to re-sign with the Magic, league sources tell RealGM.
Shams Charania: Tobias Harris agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with Orlando, league sources tell RealGM.: 7 more rumors
Gary Washburn: League sources say #Magic fully intend to match any offer sheet for Tobias Harris, meaning interested teams such as #celtics unlikely to bid: 7 more rumors
Michael Scotto: Sources: Orlando Magic RFA Tobias Harris is open to signing a short-term deal that will allow him to hit the open market again next summer.
Sources from other teams and within the player rep community say the C’s were also in play for Tobias Harris and Corey Brewer, but as of late last night, those pursuits have ended. The Celts had a certain financial parameter in mind for Harris, and when it became clear that Orlando was willing to pay big to match any offer for the restricted free agent, they were out of the running.
Sources from other teams and within the player rep community say the C’s are also in play for Tobias Harris and Corey Brewer, but in those cases the club is said to have its limits. There are salary and length-of-contract parameters for each that Boston will not exceed.
Steve Kyler: Tobias Harris received a number of calls/offers in the last 24 hours, his camp feel confident he’ll have several offer sheets to choose from. Sources close to the process say they have not made any decisions, and have promised teams they would not be naming them to the press
Adam Himmelsbach: No surprise, but source says Tobias Harris received “a number of calls” early this morning. Unclear if Celtics were one of them.
Shams Charania: Spurs free agent Danny Green has planned a meeting with the Pistons, sources tell RealGM. Green, Tobias Harris among Detroit targets.: 13 more rumors
The Lakers also have interest in Dwyane Wade and Tobias Harris, although filling out their front line is the club’s top priority.: 16 more rumors
Today there was a report that Tobias does not want to come back to Orlando because of Scott Skiles. I have talked to him about it candidly (I’d never repeat what was said) but I can assure you that of the laundry list of things that matter to Tobias, Skiles is not one of them either way.
The Orlando Magic have extended a qualifying offer to forward Tobias Harris, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed. By extending a qualifying offer to Harris prior to the June 30 deadline, Orlando owns the right to match any offer sheet he may sign with another team. Harris will become a restricted free agent on July 1.
Michael Scotto: Sources: Tobias Harris would prefer not to return to the Orlando Magic and play for Scott Skiles, who previously coached him in Milwaukee.: 7 more rumors
John Ariemma: so Harris doesn’t want to play for Skiles now? Steve Kyler: I have talked to him directly – he has no issues with Skiles, is about being wanted by the franchise and winning.