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Tobias Harris NBA Stats & News

2020

Harris’ third season with the 76ers saw plenty of improvements, especially in his defensive ability. On the year, the forward played and started in 62 regular-season games, while he averaged 32.5 minutes. The 28-year-old posted season averages of 19.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks. In the playoffs, Harris was able to average 21.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.4 blocks in 36.5 minutes. The Tennesse product recorded 69 total double-digit scoring performances, including 42 games with 20 or more points. One of Harris’ best performances of the season came in Game 1 of the 76ers first-round matchup against the Wizards, as Harris notched a season-high 37 points in 37 minutes. Harris solidified his consistent threat to record a double-double as he finished the year with 15 double-doubles. Harris sniffed his first career triple-double in a game on March 20 where he logged 29 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in 30 minutes. The tenth-year forward even had a strong season defensively with one of his best performances coming against the Hornets on Jan. 2, where Harris notched four steals and three blocks in a win. Defensively, the 2020-21 season was exceptional for Harris, who finished fourth on his team in blocks (0.8) in the regular season and fourth in steals (1.0) in the postseason.

2019

In his ninth NBA season, Harris saw action in 72 of the Sixers’ 73 regular-season contests. In 34.3 minutes per game, Harris averaged 19.6 points — the second-highest mark of his career. Harris also tacked on 6.9 rebounds and a career-best 3.2 assists per game. On opening night, Harris posted a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double in a win over Boston — one of his 11 double-doubles on the season. Harris reached the 30-point mark on six occasions, including going for a season-high 35 points in a win over the Pistons on Dec. 23. In a win over the Nets on Jan. 15, Harris posted 34 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. He tied his season-high with seven assists in a Feb. 27 victory over New York in which he also had 34 points and seven rebounds. Harris scored in double-figures in 21 consecutive games to finish the regular season. During that stretch, he averaged 21.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists, while hitting nearly 42 percent of his three-point attempts. In his first appearance in the Orlando bubble on Aug. 1, Harris went for 30 points and eight rebounds against the Pacers. In the playoffs, Harris started all four games against Boston in Round 1. In 37.1 minutes, Harris posted averages of 15.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists. Harris’ eight assists in Game 1 of the series established a new career playoff high. Harris finished the regular season ranked sixth in the NBA in total minutes played (2,469), 13th in made field goals (553), 18th in defensive rebounds (426), and 19th in points (1,411).

2018

Harris split his time between two teams during the 2018-19 season, starting 55 games for the Los Angeles Clippers before being sent to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a six-player trade. He started the final 27 games of the season with his new team. Overall, Harris averaged 20.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He scored a career-high 39 points for the Clippers against the Trail Blazers on Dec. 17. Also with the Clippers, he netted a season-high six three pointers on two occasions. Harris started 12 playoff games for the 76ers, averaging 15.5 points per contest. In Game 3 of the first round, he scored a playoff career-high 29 points as part of a 131-115 win over the Nets. Harris finished 36th in the league with 156 made three-point field goals. His 34.7 minutes per game ranked 13th in the NBA.

2017

The 2017-18 season represented the third time that Harris has split a season between two teams, as a midseason trade sent him from Detroit to Southern California to join the Clippers on Jan. 29. Harris’s top three scoring efforts — and four of his six 30-point games — all came with Detroit, but he actually saw his points per game increase from 18.1 to 19.3 after the trade. On the whole, he played in 80 games, averaging 18.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 33.4 minutes. Harris was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for Week 4 on Nov. 13 following games of 23 points and eight rebounds against Indiana, 16 points and eight rebounds against Atlanta, and 25 points and seven rebounds against Miami. He opened the season with a 27-point, 10-rebound double-double against Charlotte on October 18. Harris recorded his second double-double of the season against Phoenix on Feb. 23 with 30 points and 12 rebounds. He scored a season-high 34 points against Minnesota on Oct. 25. Harris shot a career-best 41.1 percent from three-point range, making a career-high 183 shots from downtown. He made a career-best seven three-point shots on eight attempts on his way to a 30-point outing against Indiana on Dec. 26. Harris also scored 31 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 113-110 win against San Antonio on Apr. 3.

2016

Harris appeared in all 82 games for the Detroit Pistons during the 2016-17 regular season, starting 48 times. He averaged 16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest while making a career-high 48.1 percent of his shots. Harris led the Pistons in scoring and was third in rebounding. He scored at least 20 points on 21 separate occasions, including a season-high 28 — along with seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks — against the Knicks on Mar. 12. Harris collected three double-doubles, including a season-high 12 rebounds alongside 23 points against Milwaukee on Dec. 28. He registered five assists on two occasions. Harris tied his career high with three blocks at Brooklyn on Mar. 21. He also collected a season-high three steals twice.

2015

Signed by the Magic to a four-year, $64 million contract extension in the summer of 2015, Harris appeared to be a future building block for Orlando. Yet at February’s trade deadline, the team changed course, dealing Harris to Detroit in exchange for Ersan Ilyasova and Brandon Jennings. Harris thrived following the move, averaging 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27 appearances with the Pistons. He made his Detroit debut with a 21-point effort against Washington on Feb. 19; counting the playoffs, he went on to score in double figures 28 times in Detroit’s remaining 31 games. Harris chipped in a pair of double-digit rebounding efforts in addition to five performances in which he racked up five assists. He was also effective in the playoffs, nearly averaging a double-double with 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

2014

After three years of flashing impressive potential, Harris enjoyed a breakout season for the Magic in 2014-15. He again set a new career high in scoring with 17.1 points per game — a full 2.5 more than the season prior. He added 6.3 rebounds and a career-high 1.0 steal per game. The scoring increase came with a drastic improvement to his perimeter shooting, as Harris sharply increased his three-point percentage to 36.4 and averaged 1.3 threes per game, a significant rise from 0.5 the season prior. On Feb. 4 at San Antonio, the versatile forward posted 23 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three three-pointers. Harris set a new career high with 34 points on 14-of-18 shooting Feb. 6 against the Lakers. He also compiled 11 double-doubles on the year, including a pair of 16-rebound games in the season’s first month. Unsurprisingly, given his evolution as a shooter, Harris set a new personal best for threes in a game by making five of his nine attempts from downtown as part of a 23-point, 10-rebound effort against the Bucks on Apr. 4.

2013

Harris enjoyed a productive season for Orlando in 2013-14. He capitalized on increased opportunities to set new career bests in games played (61), points per game (14.6) and rebounds per game (7.0). He also set a new single-game personal best with 20 rebounds alongside 28 points Jan. 24 against the Lakers. Harris later scored a career-high 31 points against the Sixers on Mar. 2. The Tennessee product remained a commendable shooter both from the field (46.4 percent) and at the line (80.7 percent) while continuing to limit his turnovers (a mere 1.3 per game). He also played effectively on defense, most notably racking up four steals and a block Mar. 12 against Denver. Harris’ scoring average of 14.6 ppg was good for second on the team, trailing only Aaron Afflalo. His rebounding mark of 7.0 rpg was bested only by Nikola Vucevic. Harris’ three-point field goal percentage (.254) went down a tick, but he had a career-best shooting percentage on two-point baskets (.508). He also set a personal best with 1,850 total minutes played, setting the stage to again be a key piece in the Magic rotation in 2014-15.

2012

Harris began the 2012-13 season in Milwaukee before the Magic acquired him in a February trade and quickly increased the young forward’s usage rate. The sophomore forward went from averaging 11.6 minutes a night with the Bucks to 36.1 with Orlando. The increased playing time with Orlando led to per-game averages of 17.3 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.4 blocks over 27 games in his new uniform. He delivered the first two 30-point games of his career — both double-doubles — after the uniform change. On Mar. 29, the young forward generated 30 points, 11 rebounds three blocks and three steals in a home win over the Wizards. On Apr. 10 versus his old Bucks team, Harris delivered 30 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and five assists in the win. All told, Harris racked up nine double-doubles on the year, all of which came after being traded to the Magic.

2011

The Charlotte Bobcats took Harris with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, then dealt him to Milwaukee in a complicated three-team draft-night trade. Harris stood out on the court every time he got the opportunity. His season averages of 5.0 points and 2.4 rebounds reflected significant potential, coming as they did in a mere 11.4 minutes per game. Harris scored in double digits in all but one of the games in which he played 20-plus minutes, with his greatest output a 19-point effort on Feb. 4 against the Bulls. Unleashed for 35-plus minutes in each of the season’s final two games, Harris delivered a 15-point, 13-rebound gem against the Sixers for his first career double-double, then followed it up with 16 points and nine rebounds against Boston to close out the year.

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