3 76ers on Thin Ice Heading Into the Playoffs

The Philadelphia 76ers are heading into a crucial postseason. These three players have the most to prove.
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Tobias Harris

This one is a no-brainer and it will not come as a surprise to any Sixers fan. Tobias Harris has been one constant for the Sixers for the last 5.5 seasons, becoming the face of underwhelming playoff performances and early-round exits.

Sometimes, Harris may get unfairly scapegoated for the Sixers' struggles. He doesn't get injured, he plays a ton of minutes, and he competes on both ends of the floor, putting up points on league-average efficiency. It's not his fault that the organization gave him a ridiculous five-year, $180 million contract and basically chose him over Jimmy Butler.

Yet, it's also time for Harris to prove he can be a third option on a good team. It's fine that he struggled to get his production up as a second option in Joel Embiid's absence as the team struggled. But, he at least needs to be a decent third option on offense in these playoffs.

I, however, will not be holding my breath. Harris has been one of the most consistently mediocre starters in the league during his Sixers tenure. He averaged between 17 and 20 points in five out of his six regular seasons and between 15 and 17 points in four out of five postseasons in Philadelphia. He will most likely do the same this postseason, and when the Sixers lose, he will get endlessly criticized.

Considering that his contract is up at the end of the year, Harris's time in Philly might be coming to an end. It might be for the best for both sides.