Sun. Dec 15th, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 players to watch for against the Orlando Magic – The Sixer Sense

Philadelphia 76ers: 3 players to watch for against the Orlando Magic  The Sixer Sense

Philadelphia 76ers, Tobias Harris (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Philadelphia 76ers take on several of their former players in their second game of a back-to-back series this time against the Orlando Magic.

The Philadelphia 76ers were able to pull off a narrow victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, but the Sixers will have no time to rest as that was the first game of a back-to-back series. The 7-3 76ers go on the road to face off against the 3-7 Orlando Magic.

The Magic appear to have a healthy roster heading into this game and the only player that there is a question surrounding on Philly’s roster is Trey Burke who missed the last game due to a calf injury. Burke doesn’t figure to be in the rotation with Ben Simmons back healthy, so if he doesn’t play, then it’s not a huge lose for the franchise. This game is a reunion of sorts, because there are several former Sixers players on the Magic.

Tobias Harris

Before getting into the important former 76ers players to watch for, there is one player on the Sixers that deserves some observation. Tobias Harris has had a pretty solid season thus far. He’s averaged 17.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals, while converting 47.6 percent of his field goal attempts and 21.7 percent of his 3-pointers.

Yes, his 3-point percentage is terrible, but a portion of that is to blame on his most recent performance against the Cavaliers. He shot 0-11 from behind the 3-point line in that game, which is very uncharacteristic of him. However, there was a reason for the terrible shooting, head coach Brett Brown revealed after the game that Harris was sick and there was a possibility that he could have missed the game.

Hopefully, Harris can take what little time he as before this game against his former team in the Magic and recover from his stomach ailment. If he gets better, combined with the fact he’s facing one of his former teams, then there’s a good chance he goes off in this outing.