Tobias Harris recently re-signed with the Orlando Magic, agreeing to a 4-year $64 million extension. However, it appears that the young small forward walked away from a great deal of money in order to stay put. While there weren’t a lot of teams jumping at Harris, one franchise was certainly willing to go all-in to get him—and that franchise shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. For what it’s worth, the Kings are already denying that offer was ever made.
Tobias Harris was a restricted free agent this summer, before reportedly agreeing to a four-year deal worth $64 million to remain with the Magic.
Because of that restricted status, which meant that Orlando could retain Harris by simply matching any offer he received, there weren’t a ton of teams outwardly clamoring for his services.
But he did have at least one lucrative offer to play somewhere else.
Hearing Tobias Harris received MAX offer from the Kings, strongly considered it. Appeal of staying in Orlando and a solid offer sealed deal
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) July 4, 2015
A representative for the Kings called us to firmly deny that any offer was made.
If you trust the national reports , this marks the third player to durn down more money in Sacramento than they ended up with on their new deals with different teams: Monta Ellis took less to play for the Pacers (which the Kings also deny), while Wesley Matthews did the same to join the Mavericks.