NBA news: Sixers trade Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and Landry Shamet to Clippers for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott
February 7, 2019
12:32 p.m. ET
Philadelphia 76ers General Manager Elton Brand announced today that the team has acquired Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic and Mike Scott in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Philadelphia sent Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala and Landry Shamet to the Clippers in the deal. Los Angeles will also receive Philadelphia’s own protected 2020 first-round pick, Miami’s unprotected 2021 first-round pick and Detroit’s 2021 and 2023 second-round picks. The Philadelphia first-round pick is protected Nos. 1-14 from 2020-22 and if it does not convey during that time, it becomes 2023 and 2024 Philadelphia second-round picks.
“We are in the unique position to contend now and we think this trade positions us well for the postseason,” 76ers General Manager Elton Brand said. “Tobias is one of the best three-point shooters in the NBA and possesses an innate ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor, while Boban and Mike provide valuable skillsets, size and depth to our team. All three players bring high character to our locker room and we are excited about their fit alongside Joel, Ben, Jimmy and our entire roster.”
“I want to thank Wilson, Mike and Landry for their time as members of the 76ers organization,” Brand said. “They were great teammates and contributors, and consummate professionals. I wish them well in their respective careers.”
“We are excited to welcome Wilson, Mike, and Landry to the L.A. Clippers. Wilson is a veteran player we have long respected for his toughness, versatility and leadership. His hard-nosed mentality will fit right in with the rest of this group,” said Clippers President of Basketball Operations Lawrence Frank. “Mike is a versatile big man who has the ability to shoot the ball and space the floor.”
Frank continued, “We have also admired Landry, a first round pick from Wichita State, since last year’s draft process. He has only justified expectations. Landry quickly earned a spot in the 76ers rotation and has been the most accurate three-point shooter in this year’s rookie class. In addition to Wilson, Mike, and Landry, we obtained multiple draft assets today that will be important building blocks as we continue to carry out our long-term plan -- to construct a sustainable championship contender.”
Harris has played in 55 games (all starts) this season for the Clippers and has been averaging career-highs of 20.9 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 34.6 minutes per game. He is shooting .496 from the field and .434 from three-point range (eighth in the NBA), the highest marks of his career. Harris is one of 10 players in the NBA shooting at least .430 from beyond the arc.
“I can’t say enough good things about Tobias Harris and the many ways he has impacted our organization. Since Tobias came to L.A. a year ago, he has been a model of professionalism, on the court and off,” said Frank. “He developed into an All-Star caliber player here, setting a standard with his work ethic and diligence. We are incredibly grateful for his contributions.
“In addition to Tobias, we will miss Boban, one of the most positive forces we have encountered in the NBA. Bobi lifted our locker room and was a game changer on the court. Like Boban, Mike Scott fit seamlessly into our team-first culture, and excelled in his role. We wish all three the best of luck in Philadelphia.”
Marjanovic has played in 36 games (nine starts) this season with the Clippers, receiving limited playing time, and averaging 6.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game, while shooting .607 from the field.
Scott's 52 games-played this season have all been as a reserve. In limited time, he was averaging 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game.
Shamet, a rookie, has played in 54 games (four starts) this season for 8.3 points per game, while shooting 40.4% from three-point range.
Chandler played in in 36 games for the Sixers this season, and averaged 6.7 points and 4.7 rebounds in 26.4 minutes.
Muscala in 47 games for the Sixers this season put up 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 22.1 minutes per outing.