Report: Tobias Harris Turned Down Max Offer From Kings To Stay With Magic

by July 06, 2015

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.

Per ProBasketballTalk:

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.


Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders:



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.