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Late Tuesday night, it was announced that the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers had agreed on a trade involving six players and four draft picks.
76ers Get :
Tobias Harris (Forward)
Mike Scott (Forward)
Boban Marjanovic (Center)
Clippers Get :
Wilson Chandler (Forward)
Mike Muscala (Forward/Center)
Landry Shamet (Guard)
First-round Pick (2020)
First-round Pick (2021)
Second-round Pick (2021)
Second-round Pick (2023)
The trade sees the 76ers get better now, with the Clippers choosing to improve this offseason. Philadelphia has been looking for a trade to vastly improve their roster before the postseason, and they seem to have found it. By adding Tobias Harris, the 76ers are adding a player who is averaging 20.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. Harris has had to create his own shots in LA, something that he won’t have to do in Philadelphia as much. The guard play of the 76ers will allow Harris to be more of a spot up shooter, giving the 76ers another world class deep threat to spread the floor with. Harris averages 4.7 three point attempts per game, and is hitting 43.4% this season, the 4th highest three point percentage in the league. After adding such a productive and efficient asset, the 76ers made themselves into a team that is built to compete in the postseason.
As for the Clippers, this move will help for what LA is trying to accomplish in the summer. It’s been interpreted that the Clippers front office has made the decision to open up cap space for the summer, instead of trying to compete in the postseason this year. The Clippers are currently sitting in the 8th spot in the west, but have chosen to sell their best player, Tobias Harris, as the season is coming to an end. In doing so, LA has freed up even more money to bring in starpower in the summer of 2019. The Clippers reportedly have no intentions on keeping Muscala or Chandler past this season, leaving an estimated $72 million in open cap space by the start of free agency 2019.
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