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

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1. Sixers may have best starting lineup in Eastern Conference

Prior to Wednesday, Philadelphia already had a solid starting lineup with four key players consisting of Simmons, Embiid, Butler, and Redick. Throw Harris into the mix, and the potential surrounding this unit could result in the Sixers having the best starting lineup in the Eastern Conference.

Of course, there are no guarantees when it comes to professional sports, as the most important factor moving forward is making sure that Harris ends up being a good fit, and develops chemistry with his new teammates.

But if the career Harris has already put together is any indication of what to expect, the Sixers should feel confident enough in all of this working out just fine moving forward, even if it does take a little time.

By pulling the trigger in the trade, Philadelphia has made it clear this team is focused on winning now, and it’s easy to see why many view them as the new team to beat in the Eastern Conference after the Harris trade.

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After looking at where this team was a few years ago, isn’t it amazing to see the Sixers of all teams making moves for players like Harris to put them in better position of winning the NBA Finals a few months from now?