3 reasons acquiring Tobias Harris makes 76ers new favorites in Eastern Conference

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2. Harris having career year

Believe it or not, the Sixers will be Harris’ fifth NBA team since joining the league back in 2011, showing he’s become quite the experienced forward over the last 11 years.

However, as crazy as it may seem to believe after looking at all of the great teams he’s been part of over the years, Harris is arguably in the middle of his best NBA season when seeing the numbers put together up until now with the Sixers.

From averaging just under 21 points per game to go along with 7.9 rebounds per game, Harris didn’t have to make that strong of a case to gain interest from Philadelphia. Even if Harris doesn’t continue to put up these kinds of numbers since unlike the Clippers, he won’t be the main focus point, the Sixers should feel confident enough in their new forward making the necessary contributions to put them in better position to win key games.

Then again, if Harris does manage to find a way to come close to putting up these kinds of numbers each game, Philadelphia certainly isn’t going to be upset over it. Whatever Harris can bring to the table to help the Sixers continue to contend, this is all that really matters.