Tobias Harris making it a goal to bring Sixers together amid chemistry issues
Sixers small forward Tobias Harris is trying his best to bring the team together since he knows the group “didn’t have the best chemistry through the year.”
For Harris, bringing the Sixers closer during the lockdown period was important. He talked about it with reporters on Saturday.
“I think it’s just always important to make sure our guys mentally are in the right space,” Tobias Harris said.
“So just being a teammate, a brother — and we’re around each other for so long — so when we go into quarantine with the pandemic we had, I thought it was really important to keep us in the loop with one another, what we’re doing. I also looked at it like, if we’re being honest, we didn’t have the best chemistry through the year with everything going on. So just to use the time to kind of build on that chemistry and help us grow a little bit together through the whole pandemic.
“It was a time for us to really communicate with one another and get to know each other a little bit more than we may have before,” the Sixers wing continued. “I definitely think it’s a positive. Just having constant communication and being able to reach other was key…we really took this time to try to get ourselves and our mindset going to be ready.”
The Sixers were a strange team to evaluate before the season was suspended in March. They were 29-2 at home and had an overall record of 39-26.
However, the Sixers were only 10-24 on the road. For whatever reason, the team couldn’t play like an elite squad away from Philadelphia.
Even though there won’t be any fans at the games in Orlando, the Sixers still have to find a way to play better when they aren’t at home if they want to win the 2020 championship at Walt Disney World.
There’s a lot of pressure on the Sixers to play well in the 2020 postseason. If the team doesn’t go on a deep playoff run, most NBA pundits believe the Sixers will trade either Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid and fire head coach Brett Brown.