NBA Rumors: Sixers GM Elton Brand Reveals Main Reason Behind Jimmy Butler And Tobias Harris Trade

Jimmy Butler #23 and Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers share a laugh as Tobias Harris #33 looks on in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at the Wells Fargo Center on February 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Philadelphia 76ers lost plenty of trade assets when they acquired Jimmy Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier in the 2018-19 NBA season, but that didn’t stop them from making another blockbuster move before the February NBA trade deadline. While everyone was busy talking about New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis, Sixers General Manager Elton Brand was quietly engaging in trade negotiations with the Los Angeles Clippers.

A day before the February NBA trade deadline, the Sixers traded Landry Shamet, Mike Muscala, Wilson Chandler, two future first-round picks, and two future second-round picks to the Clippers in exchange for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott. Most people think that the Sixers sacrificed too many precious trade assets in their recent deal with the Clippers, but Brand strongly believes that they made the right move.

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