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Video: Sixers’ Tobias Harris speaks out on pressure which comes with signing richest deal in franchise history

Tobias Harris, Sixers

Tobias Harris signed the richest deal in Sixers franchise history this past summer.

Harris and the Sixers agreed to a $180 million contract. Most pundits around the league believe Philly overpaid to keep Harris, while Harris won the gamble of betting on himself after rejecting a $80 million extension from the Los Angeles Clippers.

After defeating the New York Knicks at home on Thursday, Harris talked about the pressure of living up to his contract:

Harris, just like the rest of his teammates, has been really good at home this season and below average on the road. The Sixers have to figure out their road woes if they want to go on a deep playoff run.

Against the Knicks, Harris scored 34 points in 35 minutes. He also had seven rebounds and seven assists, helping the Sixers improve to 37-23 on the season.

Harris came into Thursday averaging 18.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists. He’s expected to be able to close some games for the Sixers in the playoffs since Jimmy Butler is gone, teams can double-team Joel Embiid in the post and Ben Simmons still doesn’t have a jump shot.

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