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NBA Trade Deadline: Reports indicate Philadelphia 76ers will acquire Tobias Harris from LA Clippers in multiplayer trade

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Joel Embiid guards Tobias Harris (NBA Getty Images)

The Philadelphia 76ers could be making a big splash ahead of the trade deadline.

According to multiple reports, the Sixers have reached an agreement with the LA Clippers to acquire Tobias Harris in a deal that includes several players and a number of picks.

Harris, 26, is in the midst of a career year as he is averaging 20.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game - both team highs for the Clippers. The eight-year veteran is in the final year of his contract and stands to join the free agent class of 2019.

The reported deal would also send 7-foot-3 centre Boban Marjanovic and 6-foot-8 forward Mike Scott to Philadelphia. In return, the Clippers are reported to receive rookie guard Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, two future first round picks and two future second-round draft picks.

After a loss to Toronto, Philadelphia (34-20) currently sits at fifth in the Eastern Conference. The reported addition of Harris to a core that features Jimmy Butler, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons could propel the Sixers towards the top of the standings with 28 regular season games to play.

The Clippers (30-25) currently hold the West's eighth seed and their reported acquisitions allow them to continue to build for the future. Shamet, 21, is averaging 8.3 points per game while shooting 40.4 percent from 3-point range this season and the future first round picks could bring in quality talent for the team as well.

LA, who in its last outing earned a road win over Charlotte thanks to 34 points and a game winner from Harris, returns to action when it takes on Indiana Thursday. Philadelphia looks to bounce back from a loss to Toronto when it hosts Denver on Friday.

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