Tobias Harris

Philadelphia 76ers' Tobias Harris in action during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. 76ers won 145-123. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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.

Contact staff writer Donald Hunt at (215) 893-5719 or

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.