Making the Case: Tobias Harris

by Lauren Rosen

Performance

In his first full season as a 76er, Tobias Harris has shown - time and time again - how impactful he can be.

Aside from being one of the team’s most vocal leaders, Harris has brought consistent scoring and improved defense to his game this season, averaging 19.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.0 assists. 

Wednesday in South Philadelphia, the veteran had one of his best outings as a Sixer, finishing with 34 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, and a steal.

He scored 24 of his points in the second half (9-13 FG) for his fourth 30-plus point performance.

Playing alongside All-Star talent, Harris has proven himself as one of the most steady and reliable players in the league. He’s appeared in all 42 of the Sixers' games, and his 1,434 minutes marks the eighth-highest total in the league this season thus far.

Harris is 13th in the league in total field goals scored (326), 18th in the league in total points scored (824), and 18th in total defensive rebounds (251).

The 6-foot-8 wing has scored at least 20 points 20 times in his 42 appearances. He’s finished in double-digits 38 times, has pocketed at least one steal 23 times, and has seven double-doubles.

On Nov. 17 in Cleveland, Harris shot an outstanding 12-for-14 from the field (85.7%) and finished with 27 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks.

Among the Elite

Harris is one of just three players this season (Jaylen Brown and Karl-Anthony Towns are the others) to post the following miminums:19.5 points, 70 3-pointers, 48.0% shooting and 35.0% 3-point shooting.

Perspective

Considering all he’s accomplished to date, it’s worth noting that Harris is still just 27 years old - and eager to improve.

Take it from Brett Brown:

“Tobias is very prideful. He wants to get better. I forget sometimes really how young he is. He’s got character and he’s an athlete."

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