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“Yeah, it’s going to be exciting,” he said. “Anytime you’re a free agent it’s exciting. There’s a lot of great players who are going to be out there and it’s going to be fun to see where guys end up. It will be good to see where my situation leads me.” Could it lead him back to Madison Square Garden? “Like I said, we’ll see,” he said. “Free agency isn’t until July and when that time comes I should be able to discuss things like that.” The Knicks Blog

“For now I’m just going to continue to work out, continue to get better and let everything handle itself,” Harris told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago where he is doing some broadcast work for ESPN. “We’ll see how it plays out,” Harris added. “You never know what could happen but at the same time I’m a restricted free agent so it’s pretty much in their hands to make the call.” The Knicks Blog

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Magic GM Rob Hennigan says the club "intends" to bring back F Tobias Harris – a restricted free agent – "no matter what" the cost this summer. At $15 mill per year? Seeing is believing. This is fairly earth-shaking news. Hennigan wouldn't pay Harris what he wanted – near max money – when they talked contract before the season. Orlando Sentinel

Now Hennigan is telling the league he'll essentially match any offer. He could make Harris the team's highest-paid player, exceeding Nik Vucevic's $13-million per year. He must have a hunch that the market for Harris won't be outrageous. Orlando Sentinel

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Will the Magic pay Tobias Harris? That is the magic question. Harris has posted a solid season since the Magic tabled extension talks in October. Harris is believed to be obtainable in free agency even though the Magic plan to issue a qualifying offer and restrict his free agency. There have been a number of teams linked to Harris including the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and even Atlanta Hawks. Basketball Insiders

The Magic have the means to match anything offered to Harris in free agency. Given where the salary cap is headed, the Magic have to spend money and pretty soon they may have a hard time reaching the salary floor given where they are at in guaranteed money. The belief is that the Magic would match almost anything under $13 million a season, the question is will Harris get an offer sheet worth more than that number in July and will the Magic budge off their price range? Basketball Insiders

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Pistons general manager and coach Stan Van Gundy had a chance to lock up burly power forward Greg Monroe last summer with a long-term deal when he became a restricted free agent. Now Detroit could be burned. Despite all the talk about the Knicks’ 2015 cap space, several league executives think they’re going to have a hard time landing players given their bleak situation. They do believe the Knicks have a legitimate shot at two guys — Long Island’s Tobias Harris and Monroe. New York Post

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However, Harris thought that the New York Post tried to ruin the moment with Berman's article, which "erroneously" cited a fan saying his son wanted to play for the Knicks. "He kind of took away from the special moment that we had," Harris said. "The article was good, but he threw that in there ... Tobias didn't say that. People took that one little piece out and they ran with it." Gospel Herald

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