NBA Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Sixers Tobias Harris Oklahoma City Thunder Trade Deal Taking Shape Thanks to James Harden Request

The Philadelphia Sixers’ forward Tobias Harris is likely to move to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason. The Sixers have a huge mess to manage. Their star guard, James Harden, has requested a trade to the Clippers and is determined not to play for the Sixers again. There were speculations that the reigning MVP, Joel Embiid might ask for a move as well if James Harden leaves. Now, another trade is on the cards.

31-year-old Harris played 74 games for the Sixers last season and averaged 14.7 points, 2.5 assists, and 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc. The Thunders have progressed a lot. They landed Chet Holmgren, and now they would like to sign a quality player to add some finishing touches. Can they land the Sixers’ forward? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Philadelphia Sixers and the Oklahoma City Thunder involving Tobias Harris.

The Thunder might sign Tobias Harris this summer

What would the Thunder offer for Tobias Harris?

The Thunder are expected to offer Davis Bertans, Victor Oladipo, and a 2025 first-round pick in exchange for the Sixers’ #12. The Thunder have plenty of draft picks, and they might not mind giving one of the Sixers’ own draft picks back to them. They have rebuilt well, is it time when the Thunder get to taste the fruit?

“I don’t think anything is moving right now on a Tobias Harris trade. Right now he’s not a major player on the board around the NBA. Things can change but there’s nothing really to keep an eye on at this moment.”

– Jake Fischer on a potential Tobias Harris trade

— Sixerdaily (@Sixerdaily) June 21, 2023

Why would the Thunder like to sign Tobias Harris?

How many draft picks are a lot of draft picks? Probably as many as the Thunder have now. They should start spending those picks now. They have a great squad, and few quality signings might prove enough for them to get their hands on a title. Harris might be the icing that the Thunder need on their cake.

Tobias Harris: “Trade speculation … Casual Sixers fans, they’ll trade me for a Crumbl cookie.”

(via @NBCSPhilly)

— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) June 27, 2023

Why would the Sixers trade-off Tobias Harris?

The Sixers might go into the rebuilding phase if both Embiid and Harden leave. This deal would give them enough resources to build.

It is hard to say if the Sixers will be able to convince Harden to stay. Will trading off another quality player prove to be a good move? We’ll keep you updated.