76ers Bound for Finals After Swinging Six-Player Trade With Clippers?

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The Los Angeles Clippers have their eyes on making big strides after this 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.

Harris, 26, is having a breakout season with the Clippers and is now averaging 20.7 points per game while shooting 42 percent from 3-point range.


"We are in the unique position to contend now and we think this trade positions us well for the postseason", Sixers general manager Elton Brand said in a statement.

As ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski revealed early Wednesday morning, the team acquired Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott.

The Philadelphia 76ers have made another move in their quest to become National Basketball Association champions by trading for Los Angeles Clippers' star Tobias Harris.


The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST. 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. In return, the Clippers are receiving Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and four picks.

According to O'Connor, that's not yet a done deal as there is some dispute over the protections of that draft pick.

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. They'll get the Sixers' 2020 first-round pick, as well as the Miami Heat's highly coveted unprotected 2021 first-round pick, which the Sixers obtained at the draft last summer.


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

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