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Sixers’ Tobias Harris calls Al Horford ‘one of the best pros in the game,’ excited to play with him

Tobias Harris, Sixers

Tobias Harris is excited to play with Al Horford on the Philadelphia 76ers and is looking forward to seeing how Horford and Sixers star big man Joel Embiid will look together in the front court.

Horford agreed to a four-year, $109 million contract with the Sixers. Many believe Philly can win the Eastern Conference next season after re-signing Harris and acquiring Horford and guard Josh Richardson (from the Miami Heat).

This past season with the Boston Celtics, Al Horford averaged 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 53.5 percent from the field, 36.0 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free-throw line. Horford has defended Embiid really well over the past two seasons. Now, the two All-Stars will wreck havoc together on the Sixers.

Tobias Harris re-signed with the Sixers on a five-year deal worth $180 million. The talented swingman put up 18.2 points in 27 games with Philly after being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers. Philly lost to the Toronto Raptors in seven games in the second round of the 2019 playoffs. If Kawhi Leonard didn’t make that magical shot in Game 7, it could have been Philadelphia playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Losing Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick will hurt, but Philadelphia should be title contenders next season, especially with Leonard in the Western Conference now.