How Has Tobias Harris Already Improved The 76ers?
The Sixers Offense has already undergone an evolution since the acquisition of Tobias Harris. In the two games with Harris in the starting lineup, the Sixers offense is averaging 130 Points Per Game along with 47.75 percent from Three-Point Range. On the season, the Sixers' Offense is averaging 115.9 Points Per Game along with just 36.2 Percent from Three Point Range. Also the 76ers are averaging 15.6 Turnovers Per Game (which is 22nd in the NBA) but in the two games with Tobias Harris in the lineup the team is averaging just 12 Turnovers Per Game. With Tobias Harris, the Sixers have become more productive and efficient offensively as they make a run at a higher seed for the Eastern Conference playoff seeding.
Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News Sixers Beat Writer Keith Pompey joined The Sports Bash on Monday with his perspective on how Tobias Harris has changed the 76ers' offense:
"When Jimmy Butler first came, (Joel) Embiid complained about his role and a lot of people thought he was upset with Jimmy (but) he was just upset with his role and now you have a guy in Tobias Harris who fulfills that role in regard to playing on the perimeter....(Now) things are easier for JJ Redick - he’s benefiting the most and then Ben Simmons, yes, he did shoot a three (on Sunday)....(Tobias is) a better player than I thought he was; I always thought he was a good player, but you’re looking at him now, really dissecting his game and he’s much better than what I thought.”
Hear what Pompey had to say about Ben Simmons development, Brett Brown's future, state of the Eastern Conference post-Trade Deadline, and more