Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris turned down a contract extension offer from the team over the summer, one that was a four-year, $80 million contract offer, willing to bet on himself in free agency next summer.
“For myself and my representation, we looked at it. We did really process it to make that decision,” Harris said, according to Jovan Buha of The Athletic. “At the end of the day, it is $80 million. But for me, it’s more of going out and earning what my value is. It has nothing to do with me figuring out what the Clippers are doing or things like that.”
“No, I love the whole organization. I love the team. I hope this relationship that we have is long-lasting. But it’s more of just on myself as a player, just pushing myself to see where I’m at at the end of the year. And we’ll go from there. That’s where it was. Both sides, we talked about it and both sides had really good dialogue on that. So it wasn’t nothing. We really were thankful that offer was there.”
Harris is likely seeking a max contract offer from the Clippers, or a more lucrative offer elsewhere next summer, and will have this upcoming season to make his case that he is worth every penny of such a lucrative offer.
Rockets, Clippers Interested in Andre Iguodala
According to the report, the Grizzlies have tried to find a suitable trade partner to ship out Iguodala in the hopes of getting some value back, and have engaged in talks with the Dallas Mavericks and the Denver Nuggets at different points.
In regards to the Rockets, they are still not comfortable with the idea of going deep in the luxury tax just to land Iguodala.
The Clippers appear to be resistant in giving up newly acquired forward Mo Harkless in landing Iguodala.
Clippers, Mavs, Bulls, Lakers Interested in Patrick Beverley
Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley will see his fair share of interest as he heads to free agency, and that includes interest from the Clippers as well.
However, Beverley will be seeking to be rewarded for signing with his next team, or staying with the Clippers.
According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Beverley is looking for a three-year deal worth over $40 million.
Clippers Interested in Bringing Back Tobias Harris
The Los Angeles Clipper may very well bring back forward Tobias Harris once free agency kicks off later this week.
Harris was traded from the Clippers to the Philadelphia 76ers at the February trade deadline, and now is set to hit unrestricted free agency where he is likely to land a max contract.
Harris averaged 20.0 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season.
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