Are 76ers the Best Value for East Title After Tobias Harris Trade?

Rex Christensen
February 6, 2019

According to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the full deal sees Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott heading to Philadelphia, while the Clippers will acquire Landry Shamet, Mike Muscala, Wilson Chandler and a handful of picks.

For first-year Sixers general manager Elton Brand, it is the second significant deal of the season - bringing Harris and Butler into the Sixers' lineup.

The Sixers acquired Tobias Harris in a trade with the Clippers on Tuesday night. Woj added that the second-round picks were 2021 and 2023, while Ramona Shelbourne clarified some of the protections, notably that the Sixers' 2020 first-round pick is lottery protected through 2022 before converting into a pair of seconds. This will give the Sixers some all-star caliber players for the stretch run. The reported addition of Harris to a core that features Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons could propel the Sixers towards the top of the standings with 28 regular season games to play.

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Harris is making $14.8 million this season and will become a free agent at the end of the season.

The news came as a shock to Clippers fans, coming just a few hours after Harris had hit the game-winning shot to put away the Charlotte Hornets.

By shipping out Harris, the Clippers have one less hard decision to make this summer, and can devote more of their attention to signing big-name guys like Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant come July.

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