NBA Mock Trade: Sixers Should Explore Swapping Tobias Harris, Patrick Beverley?

when the Philadelphia 76ers dropped their Game 6 matchup against the Miami Heat in the second round of the playoffs, Sixers center Joel Embiid practically begged the team’s front office to go out and find a “tough guy.”

As Embiid saw the impact that a veteran like PJ Tucker had in the second-round series between the Sixers and the Heat, the superstar big man realized that an enforcer-type of player is something that his squad’s been missing since they’ve become playoff contenders.

“We had a few tough guys since I’ve been here,” said Embiid last week† “I can recall [having] Mike Scott, but he didn’t play a lot of minutes. When you have size and toughness, you look at someone like PJ Tucker. A great player, but it’s not about him knocking down shots. It’s about what he does, whether it’s on the defensive end or rebounding the ball. He plays with so much energy. He believes that he can get from point A to point B, and he believes that no one can beat him. And he’s tough. He’s physical and tough.”

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