As training camps for the 2021-22 NBA season loom, now is the time to rank the top players in the league.
The Philadelphia 76ers were the No. 1 seed in the East in 2021, and they are led by some pretty talented players. Therefore, they have plenty of representation among the top 100 players list in the NBA.
Take Tobias Harris. He is not Philadelphia’s best player, but he shows up every night and is efficient. He had his best season under coach Doc Rivers in the 2020-21 season, averaging 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds while shooting 51.2% from the floor and 39.4% from deep. He probably should have been named an All-Star for his efforts.
ESPN has put together its top 100 players list and has Harris ranked No. 46:
Can he finally become an All-Star? Harris was on the outside looking in last season — and not for the first time in his career. But with Ben Simmons’ status in Philadelphia very much uncertain, Harris will have every chance to prove he’s an All-Star this season alongside Joel Embiid.
Although his per-game averages aside from assists were almost identical to 2019-20, Harris had the best season of his career thanks to hitting 39.4% of his 3s and a career-high 54.6% of his shots inside the arc. Harris emerged as a key late-game playmaker for the 76ers as they posted the East’s best record.
There will be much more pressure on Harris in the coming season to produce with the trade of Ben Simmons imminent at this point. He will have to continue to make these strides in his game and prove that he is, in fact, an All-Star in this league.
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