Tobias Harris Opens up on Growing Confidence
Tobias Harris has been one of the few Sixers' players to have strong and consistent play since the team has arrived in Orlando. He played well in the team's three scrimmage games and has stepped it up in the seeding games.
Harris went off for 30 points in the Sixers' first game against the Pacers and ripped off 25 points in their win against the Spurs on Monday night. After the game, Harris would dive into how he has felt in the league's restart:
" I just have a brand new confidence in myself and in my game, knowing what I'm capable of and I'm just going to continue to reach different levels. For me it's going out there and establishing that each and every day."
It is no secret that Harris has looked much stronger on the offensive end in recent games. He continues to be a quiet assassin for the Sixers offense, racking up big scoring numbers in almost the blink of an eye.
Harris also touched on how he was able to improve himself during the quarantine. Saying that he used the time away from the gym and people to "work on his mental game" for when the league returned.
The time off looks like it has done wonders for Tobias Harris. Not only has he stepped into a leadership role off the court and took it upon himself to bring the Sixers closer together, but he is proving to be a leader on the court as well being a guy the team can go to in the big moments.
Head coach Brett Brown also touched on the play of Harris before Monday's game against the Spurs. Brown would go on to say that "[Harris] is growing to be one of our go-to players."
The Sixers gave Tobias Harris a big contract last summer to remain a Sixer for the coming years. If he can continue to grow and be a leader on and off the floor for the Sixers it will look like the front office made the right choice in bringing him back to be a pillar for this team moving forward.
Kevin McCormick is the 76ers insider for 97.3 ESPN and 76ers editor for Sportstalkphilly.com. Follow him on Twitter @KevinMcC973.
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