Clippers deal Harris to Sixers in multiplayer deal

Clippers deal Harris to Sixers in multiplayer deal

The Philadelphia 76ers took a huge step forward in their push to become a top National Basketball Association title contender this year. 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. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the 76ers just acquired Tobias Harris from the LA Clippers in a monster trade.

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

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

The Clippers will also send fan favorite big man Boban Marjanovic and reserve forward Mike Scott to the loaded Sixers.

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

Meanwhile, the Clippers have re-stocked their roster with pieces for the future by acquiring rookie guard Landry Shamet and four draft picks. At 6'9, he is a little undersized to handle some fours, but that shouldn't be much of an issue in the Eastern Conference unless the Sixers ask him to guard Giannis Antetokounmpo.

A free agent at the end of the season along with Butler, Harris was pleased with the trade and showed his appreciation with a Philadelphia scene from the opening credits of Fresh Prince. 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.

Tobias Harris #34 of the LA Clippers shoots the ball against the Portland Trail Blazers on December 17, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.

After a loss to Toronto, Philadelphia (34-20) now sits at fifth in the Eastern Conference.

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