The Tobias Harris and Al Horford Deals are Officially Official

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Couple of press releases from the 76ers this afternoon.

Here’s the blurb on Tobias Harris, who inked a 5 year, $180 million contract:

“Signing Tobias and solidifying him as a foundational piece of our core for years to come was a top priority for our organization this summer,” said (Elton) Brand. “His impact in our city extends far beyond his elite talents on the floor. He has ingrained himself in the community and established himself as a leader and driver of positive change. Tobias is a fierce competitor with a tireless work ethic and embodies all of the qualities of a franchise cornerstone. I couldn’t be happier to welcome Tobias and his entire family back to the 76ers and we all look forward to continuing our quest to win a championship for this city and our amazing fans.”

And here’s the quote on Horford, who signed a four year, $109 million deal:

“We’re excited to welcome one of the NBA’s best frontcourt players in Al Horford to Philadelphia,” said Brand. “He has built his reputation around hard work and a tradition of winning, which are the same qualities that have formed the foundation of the 76ers. Al’s playmaking, elite defensive talents and veteran leadership confirm why he is a crucial addition to our roster. We have gained a championship-level teammate that will not only complement our current makeup, but will help grow our young core as we strive for the highest level of success.”

The Josh Richardson press release went out last week, so looks like we’re good now. We’re officially official on the three biggest moves of the Sixers offseason.

Really the only remaining order of business is to fill that 14th roster spot (Kyle Korver?) and then the Sixers will likely leave the 15th spot open for flexibility, as they did last season.

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  1. Well…Horford could have pulled a Nemanja Bjelica on us, so I guess its one less worry.

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