Tobias Harris claims Philly’s biggest competition is themselves
During an interview with Brandon “Scoop B.” Robinson of Heavy.com, the forward said he thinks the 76ers’ struggles are simply a matter of the team beating itself:
“Our biggest competitors are ourselves,” said Harris. “Just figuring it out, getting healthy, being at full throttle ready to go as we hit to getting close to All-Star break and going forward from there.”
On paper, Philadelphia has one of the NBA’s most talented rosters, but the pieces simply aren’t fitting.
The Sixers lack floor spacing, they are slow up front and they have minimal depth. They have also had a whole lot of difficulty winning away from the Wells Fargo Center, as they have gone just 9-19 on the road.
Philly’s problems have been magnified over the last month-and-a-half, as the club is just 8-11 since coming away with an impressive win over the Bucks on Christmas Day.
Al Horford also recently said there have been some problems in the 76ers’ locker room, which is not something anyone wants to hear, let alone this late in the season.
There is still time for Philadelphia to turn things around, but at 31-21 and in sixth place in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers are falling further and further away from securing home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
The good news is that Philly will be back home on Friday night when it hosts the Memphis Grizzlies.