MAGIC RE-SIGN TOBIAS HARRIS


The Orlando Magic have re-signed restricted free agent forward Tobias Harris, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today.  Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.

“This is an exciting and important day for our organization. Re-signing Tobias (Harris) was a top priority this summer and we’re thrilled to have him back,” said Hennigan.  “We value Tobias’ contributions greatly, both on the floor and in the community, and we’re excited that he’ll remain an important member of our team for many seasons to come.”

Harris (6’9”, 235, 7/15/92) played in 68 games (63 starts) last season with Orlando, averaging a career-high 17.1 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 1.8 apg. and 1.01 stlpg. in a career-high 34.8 minpg.  He was tied for 17th in the NBA in minutes played and ranked 28th in scoring.  Harris led (or tied) the team in scoring 20 times, in rebounding 11 times and in assists twice.  He scored in double figures 61 times and had 20+ points 21 times, including a career-high 34 points on Feb. 6 vs. L.A. Lakers.  Harris pulled down 10+ rebounds 11 times and recorded 11 double-doubles.  He hit game-winning jumpers as time expired on both Nov. 5 @ Philadelphia and Dec. 13 vs. Atlanta.

Originally selected by Charlotte in the first round (19th overall) of the 2011 NBA Draft, Harris has appeared in 226 career NBA regular season games (142 starts) with Milwaukee and Orlando, averaging 12.7 ppg., 5.5 rpg. and 1.3 apg. in 26.5 minpg.  Harris was acquired by Orlando from Milwaukee, along with Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, in exchange for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith on Feb. 21, 2013.  He has played in 156 games (119 starts) with the Magic, averaging 16.2 ppg., 6.9 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 33.3 minpg.

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