Tobias Harris has worked hard to potentially become Sixers’ go-to guy in the 4th quarter
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 says he’s worked hard to potentially become the go-to guy late. Also acknowledges talent around him.
— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) October 2, 2019
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.
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.