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Clippers trade Tobias Harris to 76ers in late-night blockbuster

Clippers trade Tobias Harris to 76ers in late-night blockbuster

The Pistons and Bucks are reportedly "finalising" the trade ahead of Thursday's (Friday AEDT) deadline.

Instead of trying to win an National Basketball Association championship with a Big Three, the Philadelphia 76ers are going to try to do it with a Big Four.

The 76ers added Butler in their first blockbuster trade earlier in the season.

Per Wojnarowski, the Sixers will receive Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott.

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The Clippers re-stocked the roster with pieces for the future. Those are all career-highs for the eight-year veteran who was drafted out of Tennessee by the Charlotte Bobcats in 2011 with the 19th overall pick in and traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in a draft-night deal.

Harris was among the most notable Western Conference All-Star snubs this season, with the 26-year-old forward averaging 20.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists across 54 games with the Clippers. Averaging almost 20 points and eight rebounds per game, he's now one of the Sixers best forwards alongside the Big 3 of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler, a situation he's clearly excited about.

With Harris set become a free agent at season's end, the Clippers faced the prospect of getting nothing in return for him. They'll have big decisions in the summer, when Butler and Harris are both due for free agency, but for now, they're going to be really good.

The Sixers are sending back Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, a 2020 1st-round pick, an unprotected 1st-round pick in 2021 via Miami, and 2nd-round picks in 2021 and 2023.