Tobias Harris will forego a significant pay day in hopes of earning an even bigger one, per Turner Sports' David Aldridge.
The seven-year veteran, who averaged career-highs in scoring (18.6 points per game), rebounds (5.5 rpg), assists (2.4 apg) and 3-point shooting (41.1 percent) last season, has turned down an $80 million extension offer from the LA Clippers, Aldridge reports via Twitter. Instead, the 6-foot-9 forward will play out the final season of his current contract before entering unrestricted free agency in 2019.
Clippers forward @tobias31 turns down $80 million extension offer from team, per sources. Amicable discussions. But he’ll play out final year of his current deal and be UFA next summer, when he’d be eligible for 5 yrs/$188M max from Clips or 4/$145.5 elsewhere.— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) July 22, 2018
The Clippers are Harris' fourth team in seven years after he was dealt by Detroit in exchange for former All-Star forward Blake Griffin in January. The Clippers were competitive behind Harris and leading scorer Lou Williams before ultimately falling from the Western Conference playoff race in the final weeks of the 2017-18 season.