Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Are 76ers the Best Value for East Title After Tobias Harris Trade?

Are 76ers the Best Value for East Title After Tobias Harris Trade?

The Philadelphia 76ers took a huge step forward in their push to become a top National Basketball Association title contender this year. The reported addition of Harris to a core that features Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons could propel the Sixers towards the top of the standings with 28 regular season games to play.

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 Pistons and Bucks are reportedly "finalising" the trade ahead of Thursday's (Friday AEDT) deadline.

The Clippers are looking to clear cap space in an effort to make runs and bigger-named players in offseasons to come, but on Tuesday they took on a trio of players who combined to average better than 22 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia.

The 26-year-old Harris was having a breakout season with the Clippers.

Official confirmation on the deal is yet to happen, but the Sixers will also receive center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott.

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

Meanwhile, the Clippers have re-stocked their roster with pieces for the future by acquiring rookie guard Landry Shamet and four draft picks.

The Sixers also give up four draft picks.

Harris and Butler both become free agents at the end of the season and could leave the 76ers. Harris and Butler both will be free agents this summer. According to Wojnarowski, while two of the picks are for the second round, another third is the 76ers' 2020 first-round pick and the fourth is the biggie - Miami's unprotected 2021 first-round pick.

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

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