Tobias Harris F ORL 3 months ago

Harris (Achilles) signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Magic on Friday, reports.

Harris is a diverse threat in fantasy, but three-point shooting was only added to his repertoire in 2014-15, when he knocked down 87 in 68 games. Over the course of the season, he added 17.1 points (on 47 percent shooting), 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 steal per contest. While it remains to be seen if he'll be a full-time starter under new coach Scott Skiles, such a development would likely improve his all-around line.

Tobias Harris F ORL 3 months ago

Harris was extended a qualifying offer by the Magic on Tuesday.

The move enables Orlando to match any offer Harris might receive as a restricted free agent this offseason. Harris appeared in 68 games last season, averaging a career-best 17.1 points to go with 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists. He figures to draw considerable interest on the open market this summer, so Orlando will likely have to pay up - probably in the $12-$14 million/year range - to keep him around.

Tobias Harris F ORL 3 months ago

Harris, who is a restricted free agent, may find his spot on the Orlando roster in jeopardy after the drafting of Mario Hezonja with the fifth pick in the NBA Draft.

Harris averaged 17.1 points, 1.3 three-pointers, 6.3 rebounds, shooting 47 percent from the field in 2014-15, but as he is expecting to field large offers in restricted free agency, the Magic may not feel obliged to match exorbitant contracts he signs with other teams. Harris' value would likely remain fairly consistent regardless of where he ends up next season.

Tobias Harris F ORL 5 months ago

Harris (Achilles) bounced back from an underwhelming season, averaging a career-high 17.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steals, 0.5 blocks, and 1.3 three-pointers in 34.8 minutes per contest.

Harris enters the offseason a restricted free agent. While he and management have expressed mutual interest, the Magic are one of the youngest teams with a potential top-6 draft pick on the horizon. General manager Rob Hennigan already confirmed the team plans to retain the 22-year old forward. Harris is a gifted scorer with defensive limitations and can occasionally bog down the offense with his postgame. He shot a career-high 36 percent from beyond the three-point line, up nine percent from the prior season. January was the only month he scored fewer than 17.0 points per game, compiling 11.9 points in 29.5 minutes per game. He was ailing from a sprained left ankle at the time and came off the bench for half the games, the one blip in an otherwise even keel season. Harris was one of seven players to average at least 15.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting at least 35 percent from downtown. A permanent move to power forward would improve his rebounding numbers and mask his defensive inefficiencies.

Tobias Harris F ORL 6 months ago

Harris will sit out Wednesday's game due to a sore Achilles, John Denton of reports.

Harris' Achilles started acting up after Monday's game against the Heat, in which he posted 26 points and 12 rebounds in 40 minutes. He'll concluded the season with averages of 17.1 points (career-high), 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steal in 34.8 minutes.

Tobias Harris F ORL 6 months ago

Harris scored 26 points (11-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds and one assist in 40 minutes Monday against the Heat.

Harris has averaged a career-high 17.0 points a game this season to go along with 6.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.3 three-pointers. Although the Magic have had a rough season, Harris has been one of their bright spots.

Tobias Harris F ORL 6 months ago

Harris scored 23 points (8-15 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks in 41 minutes Saturday in the win over the Bucks.

Harris has been explosive since returning from an injury-induced three game absence at the end of March, averaging 20.2 points, 2.2 three-pointers, 7.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 steals. With this season being a contract year for Harris, his production next season is going to be tied to which situation he finds himself in.

Tobias Harris F ORL 6 months ago

Harris exploded for a double-double with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and one steal in 36 minutes of action.

Harris is averaging 19.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 1.5 three-pointers made over the last four games. He's been strong all season long, and in spite of his frequent injury concerns, he's worth owning in all leagues.

Tobias Harris F ORL 6 months ago

Harris scored 18 points (7-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with seven rebounds, a steal and a block in 40 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Spurs.

After missing a few games with an injured ankle in the middle of March, Harris appears to be back in form. He should be in line for another solid game on Friday against the injury-ravaged Timberwolves.

Tobias Harris F ORL 6 months ago

Harris posted 21 points, five rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 36 minutes of action Friday against the Pistons.

Harris is playing just his second game back from an ankle injury, and it seems like he's getting back into shape quickly. The fact that he logged 36 minutes is also an encouraging sign to owners, which means he'll be a strong asset moving forward.