Clippers Trade Tobias Harris to Sixers

Clippers Trade Tobias Harris to Sixers

Australian big man Thon Maker appears headed to the Detroit Pistons and Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers are set to add elite Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris to bolster their chances of claiming the National Basketball Association title.

Per Wojnarowski, the Sixers will receive Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott.

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.

The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.

While you were sleeping, the Sixers on Wednesday morning made a blockbuster deal before sunrise.

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The Clippers re-stocked the roster with pieces for the future.

He's a ideal fit for the Sixers' starting lineup, and along with Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid, the Sixers now have arguably the most talented group in the Eastern Conference.

And Rachel Nichols pointed out that the Clippers' 2019 pick - sent to the Celtics via Memphis in 2016 - is apparently lottery-protected in both the upcoming draft and 2020; it converts to a 2022 second-round pick if undelivered prior. Harris, 26, leads the Clippers in scoring at 20.9 points per game and rebounding at 7.9 boards per game.

For the Sixers, this is the second big-name acquisition for first-year Sixers General Manager Elton Brand, who snagged Jimmy Butler earlier this season from the Minnesota Timberwolves. 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.

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