The 76ers have agreed to trade Landry Shamet, Mike Muscala, and Wilson Chandler to the Los Angeles Clippers for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott, constant with league sources.
Sources confirmed that to boot to to the three gamers the Sixers are moreover sending a lottery-true 2020 first-spherical protect, a 2021 unprotected first-spherical protect (via Miami), a 2021 2d-spherical protect (via Detroit), and a 2023 2d-spherical protect (via Detroit) to the Clippers within the deal.
The trade went down within the wee hours of Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, hours after the Sixers 119-107 loss to the Toronto Raptors. The loss to Toronto fully emphasized the Sixers need to enhance their roster if they notion on competing with the Eastern Convention’s elite groups in a flee for the NBA Finals, and they did profitable that.
In acquiring Harris, Marjanovic, and Scott the Sixers’ entrance command of work proved that they don’t appear to be conserving assist in their pursuit of a championship this season.
The Sixers will now have a starting up lineup of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler, and Tobias Harris.
At 26-years-feeble Harris is taking half within the fully basketball of his profession, averaging 20.7 facets per sport whereas taking pictures forty two.2 percent from three. Harris involves the Sixers on an expiring contract and may presumably perhaps presumably be an unrestricted free agent at the tip of the season.
The threat with this deal is that Harris may presumably perhaps leave after this season, profitable as Butler may presumably perhaps. However, if the Sixers existing to be a profitable contender and persuade each and each Harris and Butler to re-ticket, the reward may presumably perhaps presumably be suitable with one of basically the most fearsome starting up lineups within the league.
While no longer very talked-about for his defensive abilities, Harris, at 6-foot-9, affords the Sixers a sturdy, prolonged body who can willingly and with out complications home the bottom and is switchable.
Marjanovic, a 7-3 heart, presents yet another likelihood within the assist of Embiid, particularly against increased opponents who Jonah Bolden isn’t in a position to address.
Scott, whereas no longer a quantity scorer, is yet another substantial body who is willing to knock down photographs. The 6-eight vitality forward is taking pictures 38 percent from three-point differ on 2.5 attempts per sport this season.
The Sixers gentle have an birth roster trouble and are anticipated to get more moves, whether or no longer sooner than Thursday’s trade time restrict, or afterwards within the buyout market.
On the alternative dwell of the trade, the Clippers got exactly what they wished — expiring contracts of Chandler and Muscala, and 2 assets in Shamet and draft picks — in cap home for substantial-name free agents this offseason (particularly Kawhi Leonard), or the flexibility to connect aside collectively an beautiful trade kit with precious future chips for an equally substantial name admire Anthony Davis.
The Sixers subsequent sport is Friday when the team hosts the Denver Nuggets. All gamers occupied with the trade would want to cross physicals in their sleek cities in say for Harris, Marjanovic, and Scott to be accessible to play.
Harris took to Twitter moments after the trade used to be reported exhibiting his pleasure for becoming a member of the Philadelphia squad by tweeting a gif of Will Smith on a basketball court docket from the outlet credit of The Original Prince of Bel-Air.