August 23, 2020, 4:01 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris was able to return to Sunday's Game 4 after suffering a left eye laceration, finishing with 20 points, five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes of action.
The game was actually close until Harris got hurt on a scary fall, as the Sixers looked totally shaken and fell out of it with Boston ripping off an immediate 12-0 run. Harris was one of the few Sixers to show up positively today, though it doesn't excuse his poor play from the first three games of the series. He hit his first triple of the postseason today. The Sixers are in existential crisis right now and there could be changes coming, though Harris and his max contract are still more likely to be part of the solution than a cause of the problem.
August 23, 2020, 3:28 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (left eye laceration) has returned to Sunday's Game 4 against the Celtics.
Harris was also being evaluated for a concussion but has apparently been cleared. He took a scary fall and landed on his head, drawing blood, but is no worse for wear beyond his eye cut. The Sixers were notably deflated after he left the game and maybe this will light a fire under them as they try to keep their season alive.
August 23, 2020, 3:18 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris has been diagnosed with a left eye laceration and is being evaluated for a concussion after leaving Sunday's game.
Harris landed face-first on the court towards the end of the third quarter and was immediately bleeding. He was thankfully able to walk off the court under his own power but it would be shocking if he was able to return to the contest.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
August 23, 2020, 3:02 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris went back to the locker room in the third quarter of Sunday's Game after appearing to land head-first on the court.
The Sixers staff called for immediate medical assistance and Harris walked off the floor with a towel pressed to his head. Any head injuries are going to be treated with the utmost caution and if Harris' day is done, it will end with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists. We'll have more information as it becomes available.
Source: Aaron Bruski on Twitter
August 21, 2020, 10:35 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris dropped 15 points, 15 boards and four assists on Friday evening as the Sixers fell to the Celtics in Game 3.
The Celtics now lead the Sixers three games to none, strengthening their grip on the series. It seemed like nobody on either side could get it going on Friday, and Harris was no exception. He finished just 6-for-19 from the field (0-for-5 3PT) and missed one of his four free throw attempts. The Sixers have not looked the same with Ben Simmons (nerve impingement) on the sidelines the rest of the way. It seems their 2019-20 season will finally be coming to a close. Coach Brett Brown's affinity for Harris is no secret, but Brown may not have his job for very much longer. The team's future is in flux with so many uncertainties to sort out.
August 19, 2020, 10:07 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris had 13 points (4-of-15 FG, 0-of-2 3PT), 11 rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday's blowout loss.
Harris is now the Sixers' defacto second option so a shooting night like this isn't going to cut it anymore. He will need to hit more shots from three and be far more of an offensive threat if the Sixers hope to avoid a sweep by the Celtics.
August 17, 2020, 10:20 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris ended Monday's Game 1 loss to the Celtics with 15 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists.
Harris also came away with a steal but shot just 6-for-15 from the floor and missed three attempts from long range. Harris is taking on more of a facilitator role in the absence of Ben Simmons, but expect better 3-point shooting from him in Game 2.
August 12, 2020, 10:02 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (right ankle soreness) stepped up amid the Sixers' injury woes on Wednesday and led all starters with 22 points on 8-of-13 FG and 5-of-8 FT, adding six rebounds, five assists, one trey and two blocks.
Harris' poor showing at the free throw line was uncharacteristic, given that he's an 82 percent shooter over his career. He's played well despite dealing with his own ankle injury and should continue to deliver the goods in playoff leagues as the Sixers lean on him to carry the offense for the team, especially if Joel Embiid (ankle) misses time.
August 12, 2020, 2:42 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (right ankle soreness) will be available for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Harris was held out of Tuesday's game but is not on Wednesday's injury report. Harris has made at least one 3-pointer in his last 13 appearances. His return will help offset the fact that Alec Burks will not play.
Source: Dave Uram on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 3:03 pmAl HorfordPF, Philadelphia Sixers
Al Horford (left knee soreness) and Tobias Harris (right ankle soreness) are out for Tuesday's tilt vs. the Suns.
The Sixers have gotten hit by the injury bug at the wrong point in time as the playoffs approach. The only starter that is left is Shake Milton as the team had already ruled out Joel Embiid (ankle), Ben Simmons (left knee surgery) and Josh Richardson (rest). Fortunately, Ben Simmons is the only player that appears to be in jeopardy of missing the start of the playoffs. For Tuesday's game, look for Alec Burks, Glenn Robinson III, Matisse Thybulle and Norvel Pelle to join Shake Milton in the starting lineup while Furkan Korkmaz, Mike Scott, Kyle O'Quinn and Raul Neto will round out their bench.
Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter
August 10, 2020, 5:43 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson (rest) will not suit up for the Sixers on Tuesday after being given the night off for rest purposes.
Hot off a 34-point explosion, Richardson will join Joel Embiid (ankle) and Ben Simmons (knee) on the sidelines. This is a drag for those rostering Richardson given his most recent outing. The Sixers could also be without Al Horford (knee) and Tobis Harris (ankle) and so their rotation is going to be a bit of a lucky dip.
August 10, 2020, 5:40 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris (right ankle soreness) and Al Horford (left knee soreness) are both questionable heading into Tuesday's game vs. the Suns.
The Sixers could be without basically their entire starting unit on Tuesday with Joel Embiid (ankle), Ben Simmons (knee) and Josh Richardson (rest) already ruled out. Both Horford and Harris could be in for big nights if they are deemed fit. In their absence, look for players like Glenn Robinson III, Mike Scott, Alec Burks, Kyle O'Quinn and Matisse Thybulle to have increased value.
August 9, 2020, 10:02 pmJosh RichardsonSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Josh Richardson stepped up with 34 points (13-of-20 FG), six assists and six triples on Sunday against the Blazers.
It was not enough for the Sixers to take home the victory, but it was still a welcome development after Richardson went 2-of-12 for five points on Friday. It's been a disappointing season as Richardson's defensive intangibles never traveled with him from Miami to Philadelphia, leaving him as just a late-round performer in 12-team formats. Perhaps he can make up for some lost time while Ben Simmons is out, but it's awfully late in the game for Richardson to salvage this season. Tobias Harris failed to step up in Joel Embiid's absence in comparison, going 7-of-19 from the field for 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers. Harris carries a solid mid-round floor, but it's an open question if he can step up and carry a heavier offensive load.
August 7, 2020, 9:52 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris notched a monster double-double on Friday in a win over the Magic, finishing with 23 points, 15 boards and four assists.
Harris was a beast on the boards on Friday, and the Sixers needed it with Ben Simmons out for the foreseeable future. His shot wasn't particularly effective (8-for-21 FG) but he still made a large impact in a game the Sixers really needed to have. Harris' load will be even larger with Simmons on the sidelines, which looks like it will extend into the playoffs.
August 5, 2020, 8:47 pmTobias HarrisSF, Philadelphia Sixers
Tobias Harris chipped in across the board, filling the stat sheet on Wednesday with 17 points on 8-of-18 shooting, plus six rebounds, two assists, 1 3-pointer, one steal and one block.
The well-rounded performance is obviously a welcome sight to see. Harris is holding steady at mid-round value so far and his restart-outlook should fall within that zone ROS.