76ers Bound for Finals After Swinging Six-Player Trade With Clippers?

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As the National Basketball Association trade deadline approaches, there is finally a blockbuster deal done in Los Angeles. In return, they will receive forward Wilson Chandler, rookie guard Landry Shamet, big man Mike Muscala, a 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 first-rounder (via the Miami Heat) and two second-rounders to the Clippers.

Philadelphia now further bolsters its lineup with a much-needed power forward in Harris to join veteran shooter JJ Redick and their All-Star trio of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler.


Instead of trying to win an National Basketball Association championship with a Big Three, the Philadelphia 76ers are going to try to do it with a Big Four.

The Sixers also give up four draft picks.


The 76ers' 2020 pick is lottery protected for three years, league sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Beyond that, Wojnarowski detailed that the second-round selections are in 2021 and 2023. He averaged 20.9 points and shot almost 50 per cent from three-point range and is expected to start with fellow All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, along with Jimmy Butler and JJ Redick, to form one of the top starting fives in the Eastern Conference. In turn, general manager Elton Brand may have created a big-four of the future with those two, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.


Headed to Philadelphia with Harris are Marjanovic, 30, a 7-foot-3 behemoth now averaging 6.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in just 10.7 minutes per game, and Scott, a 30-year-old power forward averaging 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. It's likely that Scott will step in for Muscala, but Jonah Bolden has also impressed at times this season and could see a decent workload moving forward. With Markelle Fultz, Zhaire Smith and Shake Milton all out, there's a major need at the guard spots.

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