Philadelphia 76ers: Ranking five realistic landing spots for Tobias Harris

Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Tre Mann (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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Ben Simmons isn’t the only big name Philadelphia 76ers player involved in trade rumors. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Sixers are open to trading Tobias Harris as well. Harris is known for having one of the most overpriced contracts in the NBA so trading the power forward won’t be easy.

With that being written, making a trade involving the power forward isn’t impossible. There are at least five teams where Harris would make sense playing on after the trade deadline. In this article, I will be ranking the most realistic landing spots and how he fits on those teams.

It should be noted that Joshua Leitch of The Sixer Sense recently wrote about what teams should be willing to trade for Harris and there will be some teams on his list that will make it on this one as well. However, I will be proposing hypothetical trades with each of these teams as well.

5. Ranking five realistic landing spots for Harris: Oklahoma City Thunder

Yes, the Oklahoma City Thunder made this list despite being the one team in the NBA that is clearly in a rebuild. It should be noted that this isn’t the first time I’ve written about a hypothetical trade involving Harris and the Thunder, but the trade below is different than that one. However, they make sense for several as a possible trade partner for the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Thunder have so much salary cap room, in theory, they could trade one of their minimum players to the Sixers for Harris and a deal could work. The Thunder have also taken on bad contracts for draft picks before, and the 76ers have already made this type of trade with them when they offloaded Al Horford. With that in mind, below is one hypothetical trade between the two clubs.

This is the only three-team trade in this article. Bringing Robert Covington back to Philly is probably just what he needs after struggling with his shot with the Portland Trail Blazers. Covington can be a solid 3-and-D option at the four spot. Getting Tre Mann can help bolster the point guard depth moving forward. More importantly, this move would allow Tyrese Maxey to be the clear-cut number two option for the Sixers moving forward.

The Blazers get more solid depth at center with Derrick favors and a 2023 second round pick from Philly this season as well. The Thunder do this for the lottery protected first round pick in 2028 from the 76ers. Getting Harris is a great veteran to have in their locker room and getting another solid young big man in Paul Reed is an added bonus without worrying about adding too many more wins.