Sixers news: Tobias Harris has worked hard to potentially become Philly's go-to guy in the 4th quarter
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Tobias Harris has worked hard to potentially become Sixers’ go-to guy in the 4th quarter

Tobias Harris, Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers small forward Tobias Harris says he has worked hard to potentially become the Sixers’ go-to guy in the 4th quarter this season.

With Jimmy Butler gone, the Sixers will need someone to close games. Harris says he’s ready to take on that challenge:

Tobias Harris signed the richest deal in Sixers franchise history this summer. The swingman will make over $180 million in the next five years.

Harris’ usage rate and role in Philadelphia is going to be different than what it was in 2018-19. He is going to have the ball in his hands more often now that Butler is on the Miami Heat.

Harris averaged 18.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 27 regular-season games with the Sixers in 2018-19 while shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free-throw line.

During the 2019 playoffs, Harris put up 15.5 points, 9.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

Philly has a lethal Big 4 of Joel Embiid, Al Horford, Tobias Harris and Ben Simmons. Kawhi Leonard is in the Western Conference now, so many believe the Sixers are the team to beat in the East.

While Embiid is the best player in Philly, opposing teams can double-team him in the post late in the game. The Sixers might have to rely on Harris to be their closer as a result.