The NBA free agency period has begun and while some teams are bringing in fresh stars, others are trying to tie down their players from last year. While it looks like the Philadelphia 76ers won't be bringing back All-Star forward Jimmy Butler, they are bringing back Tobias Harris.
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Harris is planning on signing a five-year, $180 million with Philadelphia. Harris is coming off a partial season with the 76ers after being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers in February.
The 26-year-old forward averaged 18.2 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 2.9 assists per game in 27 games for Philadelphia. He finished the season having started all 82 games from his stints with the 76ers and the Clippers.
In the 2019 NBA playoffs, he started all 12 games and led the team in minutes per game before they were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Seminfinals by the Toronto Raptors.
Harris was the 19th overall pick by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2011 after going one-and-done for Tennessee. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks on draft night and traded to the Orlando Magic after two underwhelming seasons.
But Harris began to live up to his potential in Orlando, quickly breaking into the starting lineup with career-highs over his next three seasons before being traded to the Detroit Pistons in 2016.
He was traded to the Clippers in 2018 as part of the deal that sent Blake Griffin to Detroit, and was on pace for a career-year in Los Angeles before the trade to Philadelphia.