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Breaking: Sixers, Clippers agree on trade package centered on Tobias Harris

Tobias Harris

The L.A. Clippers are sending Tobias Harris to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for a bevy of assets.

The Clippers are coming off a 117-115 win over the Charlotte Hornets courtesy of a game-winner from — you guessed it — Harris. The versatile forward scored 34 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in what turned out to be his farewell game for Los Angeles.

Harris is having the best season of his career with averages of 20.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game, numbers that earned him some serious All-Star consideration.

When the deal was struck, Los Angeles sat at the Western Conference’s eighth spot, an unenviable position as it is poised to be matched up with the Golden State Warriors come playoff time.

On the other hand, the Sixers get an infusion of more talent to add to its Big Three of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Jimmy Butler. The team, as of this writing, holds a record of 34-20 which is good for the East’s fifth seed.

Harris, on paper, should fit the bill for Philadelphia and its trio of stars. They’re arguably the most top-heavy team in their conference but obvious holes are made even more glaring as they had to give up Landry Shamet in the trade.

The Sixers lose some spot-up shooting but Harris is no slouch either from long distance. He’s shooting 42 percent from beyond the arc, but the need for more snipers remain on the task list of general manager Elton Brand.