Elton Brand Says 76ers Can ‘Contend Now’ After Trading for Tobias Harris

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 18:  General Manager Elton Brand of the Philadelphia 76ers talks on the phone prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls at Wells Fargo Center on October 18, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand believes the team’s acquisitions ahead of the trade deadline—most notably landing Tobias Harris—put the team firmly in the NBA Finals discussion.

We believe we are in position to contend now,” Brand said Friday, per ESPN.com’s Tim Bontemps. “And our moves reflect that belief.”

Brand also joked the last few days haven’t been without its problems, per Bontemps: “It’s a lot of stress. I would tell parents don’t let your kids grow up to be general managers.”

     

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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February 8, 2019 at 10:55AM

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