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November 11, 2014 Updates
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Harris is in a unique position, where the stakes are high for him and the Magic. Somebody will pay him, but the count and the amount will all depend on how he performs this season in Orlando. Talk about your incentive clauses. Harris rolled the dice, too, in turning down the guaranteed security of a Magic contract offer (although Harris says “the Magic never negotiated.”) Orlando Sentinel

November 2, 2014 Updates

Harris has said he wants to remain with the Magic long term, and Magic GM Rob Hennigan has said he envisions Harris remaining with the team for the long term. In restricted free agency, the Magic will be able to match any offer sheet Harris signs with another team. The danger is that another team will sign Harris to an offer sheet so expensive that the Magic will not want to match that figure. But the team is willing to take that risk. Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Magic and Harris did not reach a contract extension agreement before the 11:59 p.m. Friday deadline, leaving the 22-year-old combo forward on track to become a restricted free agent in July. "It's business," Harris said. "It's a little disappointing. But at the same time, I'll just approach it the same way." Orlando Sentinel

November 1, 2014 Updates

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris is on track to become a restricted free agent in July after Harris and the Magic did not reach a contract extension agreement before the 11:59 p.m. Friday deadline, according to an industry source familiar with the situation. Under the rules of the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, teams have until the end of Oct. 31 to reach a contract extension with former first-round picks who have completed three seasons and have had their third- and fourth-year team options exercised. Harris has said he wants to remain with the Magic long term, and Magic GM Rob Hennigan has said he envisions Harris remaining with the team long term. Orlando Sentinel

October 31, 2014 Updates
October 30, 2014 Updates

The Orlando Magic and Tobias Harris exchanged numbers on a new deal, but there hasn’t been any real progress since. Orlando says all the right things about Harris’ future with the team, but it looks like he’s headed to free agency rather than take Orlando’s offer. Basketball Insiders

October 28, 2014 Updates

Tobias Harris, Orlando Magic: The Magic and Harris have had talks, and those talks are said to be continuing. However, it does seem they are not close in a valuation. Harris’ camp sees him as an elite level scorer that has star potential and wants him paid accordingly. The Magic are not ready to pay that kind of price and seem more interested in letting Harris play out the season to see what the marketplace thinks. The Magic can always match a bigger dollar deal next summer, which gives them time to see if Tobias is really the player his representation believes he can be. For Harris’ part, he’d like to remain in Orlando and there seems to be room for a conversation if the gap between the Magic’s number and Harris’ number closes. That could happen before the deadline, however this one looks like it’s not going to get done. The one is like 30/70 that it doesn’t. Basketball Insiders

October 24, 2014 Updates
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