Sixers acquire Tobias Harris in blockbuster trade with Clippers

Sixers acquire Tobias Harris in blockbuster trade with Clippers

Sixers acquire Tobias Harris in blockbuster trade with Clippers

The full trade, first outlined by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, kept coming clearer as supporting reports trickled in.

He was the 76ers' main target, but they also get 221cm giant Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott from the LA side.

We'll continue to keep you posted on further trades in the National Basketball Association as the deadline nears tomorrow afternoon.

While you were sleeping, the Sixers on Wednesday morning made a blockbuster deal before sunrise.

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

And Rachel Nichols pointed out that the Clippers' 2019 pick - sent to the Celtics via Memphis in 2016 - is apparently lottery-protected in both the upcoming draft and 2020; it converts to a 2022 second-round pick if undelivered prior. They'll have almost 4 all-stars on the court at the same time with Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid, Jimmy Butler and now Tobias Harris. He averaged eight points for Philadelphia, playing in an average 20 minutes per game.

Harris and Butler both become free agents at the end of the season and could leave the 76ers. The guys give Sixers general manager Elton Brand a ton of credit for making such strong moves just 140 days into his tenure as GM.

The Sixers also sent forwards Wilson Chandler and Mike Muscala and 2021 and 2023 second-round picks to the Clippers (via the Detroit Pistons) in the trade, sources said. The Clippers are 30-25 and have shed the salary needed to make them attractive for major free agents in the summer.

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