Philadelphia 76ers sign Tobias Harris from LA Clippers in six-player deal

Elena Summers
February 7, 2019

He averaged 20.9 points and shot almost 50 per cent from three-point range and is expected to start with fellow All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, along with Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick, to form one of the top starting fives in the Eastern Conference.

For parting with Harris and a pair of capable reserve big men, the Clippers are reportedly receiving Shamet, a rookie guard averaging 8.4 points and shooting 40.6 percent from 3-point territory, and a pair of veteran forwards in the 31-year-old Chandler and 27-year-old Muscala.

With the trade, the 76ers are now looking to be front runners for the Eastern division.

Harris, 26, is in the midst of a career year as he is averaging 20.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game - both team highs for the Clippers.

Center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott were shipped to the Sixers.

With the National Basketball Association trade deadline on Thursday (8pm GMT), teams in both the Eastern and Western Conferences are looking to fine-tune their rosters for the remainder of the regular season and beyond.

The 76ers added Butler in their first blockbuster trade earlier in the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers showed they are officially committed to a finals push this season by acquiring forward Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an ESPN report published Wednesday morning. The Sixers sent rookie guard Landry Shamet and four draft picks to the Clippers.

With Harris set become a free agent at season's end, the Clippers faced the prospect of getting nothing in return for him. They'll have big decisions in the summer, when Butler and Harris are both due for free agency, but for now, they're going to be really good.

The Sixers are 34-20 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

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