76ers, Clippers officially complete Tobias Harris trade

NBA.com Global on Feb 07, 2019 08:03 AM
76ers, Clippers officially complete Tobias Harris trade
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Philadelphia 76ers press release

PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has acquired Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanović and Mike Scott in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.

“We are in the unique position to contend now and we think this trade positions us well for the postseason,” 76ers General Manager Elton Brand said. “Tobias is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA and possesses an innate ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor, while Boban and Mike provide valuable skillsets, size and depth to our team. All three players bring high character to our locker room and we are excited about their fit alongside Joel, Ben, Jimmy and our entire roster.”

Philadelphia sent Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and Landry Shamet to the Clippers in the deal. Los Angeles will also receive Philadelphia’s own protected 2020 first-round pick, Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick and Detroit’s 2021 and 2023 second-round picks. The Philadelphia first-round pick is protected Nos. 1-14 from 2020-22 and if it does not convey during that time, it becomes 2023 and 2024 Philadelphia second-round picks.

Harris, who is in his eighth NBA campaign, has appeared in 55 games (all starts) this season with the Clippers, averaging career-highs of 20.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 34.6 minutes per game. He is shooting .496 from the field and .434 from three-point range (eighth in the NBA), the highest marks of his career. Harris is one of 10 players in the NBA shooting at least .430 from beyond the arc.

On Dec. 17, 2018, Harris scored a career-high 39 points (15-22 FG) and collected 11 rebounds against Portland. Thirteen of his 18 career games of at least 30 points have come since the start of the 2017-18 season. After leading the Clippers to a 15-6 record over the first month-plus of the season, Harris was named Kia NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for October/November.

In all, Harris has seen action in 519 career games (399 starts) with the L.A. Clippers, Detroit, Orlando and Milwaukee and holds averages of 15.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.2 minutes per game. He was originally selected by Charlotte with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, before being traded to Milwaukee on draft night. A Long Island native, Harris spent one season at the University of Tennessee, before declaring for the draft.

Marjanović has played in 36 games (nine starts) this season with the Clippers, posting averages of 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game, while shooting .607 from the field. He originally signed with San Antonio in July 2015, following a nine-year international career with stops in his native Serbia, Lithuania and Russia. For his NBA career, Marjanović has appeared in 164 games (14 starts) over three-plus seasons with San Antonio, Detroit and the L.A. Clippers and holds lifetime averages of 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest.

Scott has played in 52 games this season as a reserve, tallying 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game. A .357 three-point shooter across his six-plus NBA seasons, Scott set a career-best last season with a .405 mark from beyond the arc. Initially chosen by Atlanta with the No. 43 overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, Scott has appeared in 409 career games (eight starts), averaging 7.1 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. He played collegiately in his home state at the University of Virginia.

“I want to thank Wilson, Mike and Landry for their time as members of the 76ers organization,” Brand said. “They were great teammates and contributors, and consummate professionals. I wish them well in their respective careers.”

The 76ers acquired Chandler this past offseason in a trade with Denver. In his 11th NBA season, he’s seen action in 36 games (32 starts) and is averaging 6.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 26.4 minutes per game. In his first season with Philadelphia, Muscala was acquired in a trade with Atlanta in July 2018 and has played in 47 games (six starts) for the 76ers this season. He holds averages of 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest.

Shamet, whom the 76ers selected with the No. 26 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, has appeared in 54 games (four starts) during his rookie season. He’s averaging 8.3 points per game and holds a .404 shooting percentage from three-point range.

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LA Clippers press release

The L.A. Clippers have acquired forward Wilson Chandler, center Mike Muscala, guard Landry Shamet, two first round draft picks and two second round draft picks from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for forward Tobias Harris, center Boban Marjanovic and forward Mike Scott, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank.

“We are excited to welcome Wilson, Mike, and Landry to the L.A. Clippers. Wilson is a veteran player we have long respected for his toughness, versatility and leadership. His hard-nosed mentality will fit right in with the rest of this group,” said Frank. “Mike is a versatile big man who has the ability to shoot the ball and space the floor.”

Frank continued, “We have also admired Landry, a first round pick from Wichita State, since last year’s draft process. He has only justified expectations. Landry quickly earned a spot in the 76ers rotation and has been the most accurate three-point shooter in this year’s rookie class. In addition to Wilson, Mike, and Landry, we obtained multiple draft assets today that will be important building blocks as we continue to carry out our long-term plan -- to construct a sustainable championship contender.”

Chandler, 31, appeared in 36 games for Philadelphia this season, averaging 6.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 26.4 minutes. He holds career averages of 13.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.9 minutes across 626 appearances in 12 NBA seasons with the 76ers, the New York Knicks and the Denver Nuggets. The 6’9”, 225-pound forward played two collegiate seasons at DePaul University before becoming a first round selection of the Knicks in 2007. He was named Michigan’s Mr. Basketball as a high school senior in 2005.

Muscala, 27, appeared in 47 games for Philadelphia this season, averaging 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 22.1 minutes. He has appeared in 290 career games across six NBA seasons with Philadelphia and Atlanta, averaging 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds, while shooting 47 percent from the field, 36.5 percent from three-point range and 84 percent from free-throw line in 15.9 minutes. The Bucknell alumnus was originally selected by Dallas with the No. 44 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft before being acquired by the Hawks in a draft night trade.

Shamet, 21, has appeared in 54 games, averaging 8.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists, while shooting 40.4 percent from three-point range and 81.5 percent from the free-throw line in 20.5 minutes in his rookie campaign for Philadelphia. He currently leads all 76ers players with 20 games in double-figure scoring in a reserve role. A product of Wichita State University, he was a first round selection in the 2018 NBA Draft. The 6’5”, 188-pound guard originally hails from Kansas City, MO.

“I can’t say enough good things about Tobias Harris and the many ways he has impacted our organization. Since Tobias came to L.A. a year ago, he has been a model of professionalism, on the court and off,” said Frank. “He developed into an All-Star caliber player here, setting a standard with his work ethic and diligence. We are incredibly grateful for his contributions.

“In addition to Tobias, we will miss Boban, one of the most positive forces we have encountered in the NBA. Bobi lifted our locker room and was a game changer on the court. Like Boban, Mike Scott fit seamlessly into our team-first culture, and excelled in his role. We wish all three the best of luck in Philadelphia.”

Harris recorded career-high averages in points (20.9), rebounds (7.9), and assists (2.7) for the Clippers this season and was named Western Conference Player of the Month for October and November. Through eight NBA seasons with the Clippers, Pistons, Magic and Bucks, the 26-year-old holds career averages of 15.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 30.2 minutes. Harris played one collegiate season at the University of Tennessee and originally hails from New York, where he was named the state’s Mr. Basketball, USA Today All-USA and a McDonald's All-American in 2010.

Marjanovic, 30, appeared in 36 games this season, averaging 6.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in 10.7 minutes. The 7’3”, 290-pound center has appeared in 163 career games across four NBA seasons with Los Angeles, San Antonio and Detroit, holding career averages of 5.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 9.2 minutes. Prior to his NBA career, he spent time playing overseas in Serbia, Russia and Lithuania, where he was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team in 2015 and was a three-time Serbian League MVP (2013-15). He also won championships in the Serbian League, Lithuanian League, Adriatic League and Baltic League.

Scott, 30, appeared in 52 games in his lone season with the Clippers, averaging 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.4 minutes. He holds career averages of 7.1 points and 3.1 rebounds in 15.8 minutes across seven NBA seasons with L.A., Washington and the Atlanta Hawks. A five-year player at the University of Virginia, Scott earned First-Team All-ACC honors in his senior season and is a Virginia native.

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