NBA Trade Deadline Heats Up As 76ers Make Blockbuster Trade

Tobias Harris

The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired forward Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers in six-player trade that involves multiple draft picks, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. He should, upon joining the team, immediately slot in at power forward, a more natural fit for him after playing at the three for the Clippers most of the year.

The Sixers pick up another star in Tobias Harris. He is averaging 20.7 points and 7.9 rebounds, and joins a Sixers squad that already features the likes of center Joel Embiid, small forward Jimmy Butler and point guard Ben Simmons.

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

The NBA trade deadline doesn't pass until Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET, but there's been no shortage of speculation and rumors ahead of the pivotal milestone in the league's season.

While the Sixers do lose some depth in the deal, they also add a top-tier starter along with a strong backup center in Marjanovic and a stretch-four in Scott. In return, the Clippers are receiving Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and four picks.

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Shortly after the deal came to light, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne broke down the first-round picks Philly traded in the deal.

Harris along with Butler and Redick are scheduled to become free agents after the season.

Yet L.A. has successfully set the franchise as another with the cap room necessary to sign two max-level free agents and have the youth and flexibility to hone their young players into a support role. As part of the deal, the Clippers will also receive a protected 2020 first-round pick from the Sixers, a 2021 unprotected first-round pick via Miami, second-round picks in 2021 and 2023.

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

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