NBA Trade Deadline Heats Up As 76ers Make Blockbuster Trade


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.

Boasting a core that already includes Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Jimmy Butler, the Sixers were able to strike a six-player deal with the Los Angeles Clippers that will bring rising star Tobias Harris to Philly.

And the 76ers have identified Harris as a missing piece in their jigsaw as they look to emerge from the East and try to win their first National Basketball Association title since 1983.

Harris was among the most notable Western Conference All-Star snubs this season, with the 26-year-old forward averaging 20.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists across 54 games 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.

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"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.

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

With Harris set become a free agent at season's end, the Clippers faced the prospect of getting nothing in return for him.

New Orleans could have interest in the Clippers' assets prior to Thursday's trade deadline - and perhaps again in the offseason if Davis remains on the Pelicans' roster. Woj added that the second-round picks were 2021 and 2023, while Ramona Shelbourne clarified some of the protections, notably that the Sixers' 2020 first-round pick is lottery protected through 2022 before converting into a pair of seconds.

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