Report: Tobias Harris Eyeing the Knicks in Free Agency

by November 12, 2014

Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris turned down a reported four-year, $36 million offer, and set himself up to become a restricted free agent next summer.

The New York Knicks will be high on the list of teams Harris will consider, according to the NY Post.

The Magic, of course, will have the option to match any offer Harris gets on the open market:

According to a source, Harris, who went to high school at Long Island’s Half Hollow Hills West, has a lot of interest in his hometown Knicks after becoming buddies with Carmelo Anthony over the summer.


Harris, averaging 16.7 points and 8.1 rebounds for the Magic, will face the Knicks on Wednesday at the Garden. After participating with the U.S. Select Team in Las Vegas, Harris worked out several times over the summer with Anthony at his Terminal 23 gym in midtown Manhattan and the two often were paired in scrimmages. […] The source said they made a good combo.


The Knicks will have a ton of cap space in 2015. They are capable of signing their No. 1 target, center Marc Gasol, and could still have room for the versatile Harris, who played at Tennessee. The Knicks will have even more cap room if J.R. Smith opts out.