After striking out with Paul Millsap when free agency began, the Orlando Magic struck gold on Friday night, agreeing to a four-year, $64 million contract with Tobias Harris. The signing was first reported by RealGM's Shamus Charania. NBA.com's David Aldridge followed up the report saying there are no opt-outs in Harris' contract.
Harris, 23, is coming off his best season as a professional. Across 68 games, 63 starts, Harris scored 17.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Harris also drastically improved as a three-point shooter, knocking down 36.4 percent of his shots from downtown, though most of his damage was done from the corners.
From the start, it appeared as though the Magic were going to keep Harris around for the long haul. General manager Rob Hennigan was adamant about re-signing the combo forward, and seemed poised to match any offer he would've received.
Harris will return to keep together the Magic's strong young core of Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton, Aaron Gordon, Nikola Vucevic, Harris, and this years first round pick, Mario Hezonja.
The deal can officially be signed by Harris on July 9th, following the end of the NBA's moratorium period.