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Top 50 NBA players of the 2017-18 season: No. 35 Tobias Harris

The league had some great moments this year. It was a great season with some of the best players in the world playing every night at a high level. It exceeded every expectation of this season.

Now that it is over, let’s take a look and recognize some of the season’s top performers. Specifically, the top 50 players of this past season. Let’s continue to No. 35: Tobias Harris

No. 35: Tobias Harris

When he got traded, it wasn’t a surprise. The Clippers had enough of Blake Griffin, so basically, they decided to trade him during the trade deadline. This is a business and sometimes, being traded is a good thing for the organization because of the fans, but, the fans knew Griffin’s time was up in LA.

Before Harris got traded, he was a stud for Detroit. Every season he kept getting better and better and his numbers were improving as well. His numbers were still improving when he got traded to the Clippers. He has a stellar game, pretty smooth for a guy that is 6-foot-9 and 235lbs. Harris can shoot, take it to the hole and get a shot off anytime he wants. Harris is born to be a potential NBA All-Star one day and his skills will only get better.

Offense

When he was with the Pistons he had 18.1 points per game, 3.1 assists per game, and shot 40.9% from three-point land, which is the highest in his career. For the Clippers, he averaged 19.3 points per game, 3.1 assists per game and shot 41.4% on threes, he was still putting up great numbers after he got traded.

Harris played great all season long for both teams and contributed constantly on the offensive end of the ball. Nobody will ever know why he was picked for the trade, but the Pistons clearly wanted Blake Griffin. Harris didn’t want to leave Detroit because of the relationships that he had with his teammates and the coaching staff. This is the NBA and at the same time, this is a business.

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Defense

Harris is another player that is not just known just for his offensive skills, he’s also a good player on defense too. When he was with the Pistons, he had 0.3 in blocks, 0.7 in steals and 5.1 in total rebounds. After he got traded, with the Clippers, he averaged 0.6 in blocks, 1.2 in steals and 6.0 in total rebounds.

Harris had a really good season for both teams and should be proud of that no matter where he goes or who he plays for. Harris has heart. When playing with DeAndre Jordan, they were a dangerous combo and Harris was very helpful on defense each and every time he stepped out on that court. Everybody knew in the league that they were going to be tough together, but,  they did not get enough wins to go into the playoffs. This team should be able to go the playoffs this season.

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Conclusion

Harris was very efficient both offense and defense and did a great job when he played for the Pistons. A lot of credit has to be given to Harris because not only did he do his job playing for them, he was a leader to that team. With the Clippers, he was somewhat of a leader, but, DeAndre Jordan took that initiative. For Harris, he was able to focus on scoring and playing defense.

Now, who knows where he might end up next season, as fans, we know that Harris has the potential to be a heck of a player moving forward.

 

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