Grade the Trade: 76ers swap Tobias Harris for superstar PG in mock deal

Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris - Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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For quite some time now, the Philadelphia 76ers have been heavily burdened by the albatross contract of Tobias Harris. That is precisely why the veteran forward is commonly seen as the ideal gauntlet for the franchise to launch to try and acquire a better-fitting star that would elevate its ceiling.

However, as many already know by the very fact that he is still on the roster, finding legitimate suitors for Harris has become quite the arduous trek. Aside from surface-level inquiries, no team has really gotten fully on-board with the idea of trading for him due to his substantial cap hit and a skill set fully capable of being replicated for much cheaper.

A Tobias Harris trade is what the Philadelphia 76ers need to get their next star

For the 76ers to still make a swift change that could shift their flavor before the season begins, a Tobias Harris trade could just be what the doctor ordered for the franchise. After all, flipping the veteran’s contract would give them more than sufficient ammo to become a huge factor in the trade market, regardless of what the James Harden conundrum eventually brings.

Luckily, the market is home to a number of players who should be attractive options for Philly. And considering the organization’s spread-eagled edict to win now, here is one trade proposal that could net them that piece that can get them over the hump in the upcoming campaign.