Philadelphia 76ers: Tobias Harris in a shooting slump
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By Lucas Johnson

Philadelphia 76ers starting power forward is now beginning to show signs of struggling while adjusting to his new team in recent games.

Tobias Harris was suppose to be the missing piece to get the Philadelphia 76ers into title contention. For the most part, he appears to be that piece, he’s averaged 19.8 points and 37.6 percent on 3-point attempts since joining the Sixers at the trade deadline. However, in the past three games, he’s struggled on the offensive side of the ball.

In those last three outings for the Sixers, Harris has averaged 15.3 points on 20.0 percent shooting from downtown. His monthly average doesn’t look great either, he’s averaged 17.4 points on 31.4 percent shooting from the 3-point arc. Both of these averages are well below his season average of 20.7 points and 42.0 percent on 3-pointers.

It’s no coincidence that Harris’ struggles have coincided with the return of Joel Embiid to the lineup. Harris became the primary option offensively throughout the duration of Embiid’s absence. However, now that the All-Star center has returned, Harris has been regulated to either the second or third option on...

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