The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that the team has re-signed forward Tobias Harris. The terms of the contract were not disclosed per team policy.
"Signing Tobias and solidifying him as a foundational piece of our core for years to come was a top priority for our organization this summer," said Elton Brand, Philadelphia 76ers general manager in a statement. "His impact in our city extends far beyond his elite talents on the floor. He has ingrained himself in the community and established himself as a leader and driver of positive change. Tobias is a fierce competitor with a tireless work ethic and embodies all of the qualities of a franchise cornerstone. I couldn't be happier to welcome Tobias and his entire family back to the 76ers and we all look forward to continuing our quest to win a championship for this city and our amazing fans."
Harris was originally acquired by the Sixers in a Feb. 6 deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Last season, he played in 82 games (all starts) and averaged career highs in scoring (20.0), rebounding (7.9) and assists (2.8) in 34.7 minutes a game. Harris, a talented shooter and scorer, has .487 field-goal percentage and .866 free-throw percentage both represented the highest marks of his career.
Last month, USA Basketball announced that Harris was selected as one of 20 players who will attend the Aug. 5-9 USA Basketball Men's National Team training camp that will be used to select the 2019 USA World Cup Team.