Tobias Harris went through a midseason trade that send him across the country, from Los Angeles to Philadelphia.
As he heads toward unrestricted free agency July 1 and a big payday, Harris said he has a checklist of items on his ledger when it comes time to decide his future. The 76ers’ season came to an end with a Game 7 loss in the second round of the playoffs to the Toronto Raptors.
“For me, honestly, [having a] star player is a huge thing, culture, a chance to be able to win,” Harris said, according to Philly.com. “Just being in the playoffs here and getting that feeling and seeing how bad that loss felt.”
Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott were acquired by Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Clippers at the Feb. 7 trade deadline for Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and four draft choices, including a protected 2020 first-round choice and Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round selection.
He averaged 15.5 points and 9.2 rebounds in 12 playoff fames for Philadelphia this season. He will be joined in free agency by Sixers teammates Jimmy Butler and J.J. Redick come July.
Harris, who will turn 27 on July 15, is eligible to receive a five-year, $188 million deal from Philadelphia, with other teams in line to offer as much as a four-year, $141 million pact.