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Sixers coach Brett Brown thinks Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris should make All-Star team

Sixers, Brett Brown, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris

Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown thinks Sixers stars Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris should make the All-Star team this season.

The All-Star reserves will be announced on Thursday. The coaches vote for the reserves.

Ben Simmons has appeared in 45 games this season for the Sixers. He’s averaging 16.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 8.4 assists while shooting 58.5 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from beyond the arc and 59.4 percent from the free-throw line.

The former Rookie of the Year has 26 double-doubles and four triple-doubles for the Sixers, who are 30-17 on the season for sixth place in the East.

Meanwhile, in his first full season in Philly, Tobias Harris is putting up 19.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists. The swingman, who signed the richest deal in Sixers franchise history this past summer, is shooting 47.8 percent overall, 35.9 percent from the 3-point line and 80.1 percent from the charity stripe.

The Sixers already have one All-Star this season in center Joel Embiid. The Cameroonian big man is still out with a finger injury, but he could return to the lineup soon.

In 31 games this season, Embiid is averaging 23.4 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists. He’s shooting 47.2 percent from the field, 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.7 percent from the free-throw line.

The Sixers will be in the market for perimeter shooting threats with playmaking ability. The two best players in Philly are Embiid and Simmons, two guys who do all of their damage at the basket.

The Brett Brown-coached squad is clearly missing shooting guard JJ Redick, who left the team in free agency to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans.