Sixers could trade one of their top players this offseason?
After the Philadelphia 76ers bludgeoned their roster for James Harden at the trade deadline, more changes could be on the horizon come the summer.
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported this week on “The Hoop Collective” that rival executives are already thinking about what kind of offers they might make for Sixers forward Tobias Harris this offseason. The apparent expectation is that Harris will be available for trade.
The 29-year-old Harris is one of Philly’s leading scorers and rebounders with 18.3 points and 7.2 boards per game this season. But in the wake of Harden’s arrival, Harris has become the No. 4 option behind Harden, Joel Embiid, and Tyrese Maxey. With two years and $77 million left on Harris’ contract after this year, that is a lot of money to be paying a fourth banana.
Harris has legitimate 20-point-per-game abilities and is a player the Sixers considered moving even before Harden touched down. That apparently makes Harris a very intriguing trade target in the eyes of rival teams.
Photo: Dec 22, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey looks on before a game between the Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports