4 76ers who are exceeding expectations, 2 underperforming at the All-Star break

These 76ers are not playing as expected at the All-Star break.

Philadelphia 76ers, Tyrese Maxey
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Exceeding expectations: Tobias Harris

His production dropped off, but his shooting percentages improved playing off James Harden last season. Harden’s trade request gave Harris a larger offensive role and allowed him to showcase his versatile skill set. The 31-year-old is in the final year of his contract and is eager to prove he deserves another monster deal. His production has certainly picked up with Harden in LA.

Harris is averaging 17.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.0 steal in 34.0 minutes per game this season. He is shooting over 50 percent from the field and 89.6 percent on his free throws, but his 3-point percentage has dipped to 34.6. The 6’8 forward is a crucial part of the Sixers' attack and someone the team should look to keep long-term.

Tobias Harris is 59th in the NBA in value over replacement player (VORP) this season. His massive contract impacted the perception of his value. Yes, Harris was paid like a star and not delivering that production, but he was still an above-average player with the potential to take over a contest.

Tobias Harris remains one of the most underrated players in the NBA. He does plenty that goes unnoticed by the box score. It is a positive to see his production back up, and he is ready for more during Joel Embiid’s absence.