Sixers acquire Tobias Harris in blockbuster trade with Clippers

Tobias Harris

The Philadelphia 76ers are going all-in on this year's team, while the Los Angeles Clippers are loading up on assets.

Harris, 26, is having his best season as a pro and arguably should have earned his first All-Star nod.

Australian big man Thon Maker appears headed to the Detroit Pistons and Ben Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers are set to add elite Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris to bolster their chances of claiming the National Basketball Association title.

The NBA trade deadline doesn't pass until Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. ET, but there's been no shortage of speculation and rumors ahead of the pivotal milestone in the league's season.

And the 76ers have identified Harris as a missing piece in their jigsaw as they look to emerge from the East and try to win their first National Basketball Association title since 1983.

Just hours after a tough home loss to the Toronto Raptors, the Sixers pulled off their second blockbuster trade of the 2018-19 National Basketball Association season.

Center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott were shipped to the Sixers.

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Meanwhile, the Clippers have re-stocked their roster with pieces for the future by acquiring rookie guard Landry Shamet and four draft picks.

The Sixers are also planning to re-sign both Harris and Jimmy Butler this summer to create a long-term Big 4 with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.

The Sixers also sent forwards Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, and 2021 and 2023 second-round picks to the Clippers in the trade.

According to O'Connor, that's not yet a done deal as there is some dispute over the protections of that draft pick.

Harris along with Butler and Redick are scheduled to become free agents after the season.

After a loss to Toronto, Philadelphia (34-20) now sits at fifth in the Eastern Conference.

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