Tobias Harris is staying put.
He will sign a five-year, $180-million deal to remain with the 76ers, according to his agent and father, Torrel Harris of Unique Sports Management, International.
The two sides came to an agreement on Sunday after the 6 p.m. start to free agency. His contract can be finalized after noon on July 6.
The Sixers acquired the forward in a February trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.
This comes one summer after the 26-year-old declined a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Clippers. Betting on himself, the Long Island native played out the final year of his contract this past season and received a huge payday.
The eight-year veteran would have only received a maximum salary of $140.6 million over four years if signed with another team.
The Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, and Memphis Grizzlies were among the teams that pursued him.
Remaining with the Sixers provides stability for someone who’s played for five different teams. He was also looking for loyalty. The lucrative deal definitely shows the fringe All-Star that the Sixers were indeed loyal to him.
"For me, honestly, style of play is a huge thing,” he said last month of what he’s looking for in a team.
Harris likes the Sixers’ uptempo style that encourages three-point shooting.
The 6-foot-9, 235-pounder is an elite three-point shooter and finisher around the basket. The Sixers were hard to beat when the 26-year-old got off to solid starts.
But he was basically the fourth option. There’s a sense he will be more involved this upcoming season.
He averaged 20.9 points in 55 games with the Clippers this season. His scoring average dropped to 18.2 points in 27 regular-season contests with the Sixers.