The LA Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers made a blockbuster deal, it was announced Wednesday, sending forward Tobias Harris to partner with the Sixers' Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler in pursuit of an Eastern Conference title.
The Clippers are looking to clear cap space in an effort to make runs and bigger-named players in offseasons to come, but on Tuesday they took on a trio of players who combined to average better than 22 points and 10 rebounds for Philadelphia.
Harris, 26, is having a breakout season with the Clippers and is now averaging 20.7 points per game while shooting 42 percent from 3-point range.
As the National Basketball Association trade deadline approaches, there is finally a blockbuster deal done in Los Angeles.
The NBA trade deadline is Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.
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The Sixers' four picks, in a trade first reported by ESPN, sent to the Clippers are their lottery-protected 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 first-rounder, a 2021 second-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick.
Harris along with Butler and Redick are scheduled to become free agents after the season.
Sixers general manager Elton Brand traded for Butler, a four-time All-Star, earlier this season, and showed again he is not afraid to make a bold move for the win-now franchise.
After a loss to Toronto, Philadelphia (34-20) now sits at fifth in the Eastern Conference.