Tobias Harris
Are the 76ers stuck with Tobias Harris? It feels like Harris is impossible to trade and the pathways to improving by dealing him don’t seem possible. (Mark J. Terrill/Associated Press)

Are The 76ers Stuck With Tobias Harris?

Are The 76ers Stuck With Tobias Harris?

The Philadelphia 76ers got swept in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs and will likely make a number of changes this offseason. Brett Brown feels like just the first of many dominoes to fall. Elton Brand has already come out and said Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are not available. He will look to supplement the roster around them. My question is how?

Are the 76ers stuck with Tobias Harris? Philadelphia has two options. Either go into the season with the same group or see if you can flip Harris into another piece. Nobody wants Al Horford. You’re not moving that contract. Trading Josh Richardson doesn’t seem wise. He was the piece you got for Jimmy Butler and is really the only sharpshooter on the roster.

There are no moves. Tobias Harris is so overpaid that nobody will value him as the above average player that he is. Nobody wants Harris for $180 million. BUT… he is good enough to the point where I’m not sure it’s impossible to trade him. Probable? NO. Impossible? Maybe not.

Tobias Harris

This is the type of trade Philadelphia could maybe hope for. Even then they may have to float draft picks to balance the contract. In the short term, they get worse. Otto Porter isn’t Tobias Harris but Philadelphia gets rid of long term money.

Here’s the question I keep coming back to. Show me how this team gets better next year from a roster construction standpoint? Show me how? You’re basically stuck with this group unless you can somehow pull off a Harris trade similar to the one I listed above. Even then, you get worse short term.

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