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Harris heading to Sixers in multi-player deal


By Agence France-Presse

The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Tobias Harris from the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade deal involving multiple players from both teams, it was confirmed Wednesday. Harris heads to the Sixers along with team-mates Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott.

Philadelphia meanwhile have offloaded Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and Landry Shamet to the Clippers.

The Clippers will also receive Philadelphia’s 2020 first round draft pick as part of the deal.

Harris’s move represents a high-quality addition for Philadelphia’s already talented roster.

The 26-year-old forward has played 55 games this season, averaging career-high numbers of 20.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

He is also shooting .496 from the field and .434 from three-point distance, the highest numbers of his career.

“We are in the unique position to contend now and we think this trade positions us well for the postseason,” 76ers General Manager Elton Brand said.

“Tobias is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA and possesses an innate ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor, while Boban and Mike provide valuable skillsets, size and depth to our team.

“All three players bring high character to our locker room and we are excited about their fit alongside Joel, Ben, Jimmy and our entire roster.”