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Clippers send Virginia alum Mike Scott to 76ers as part of Tobias Harris trade

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Bundle up, pal. Philadelphia isn’t quite as sunny as Los Angeles this time of year.

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The Clippers have reportedly agreed to trade Virginia alumni Mike Scott to the 76ers as part of a deal to send Tobias Harris to Philadelphia.

Boban Marjanovic is the final player the Clippers are sending with Scott and Harris. Los Angeles is receiving Landry Shamet, Wilson Chandler, Mike Muscala, a 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 unprotected first-round pick (via the Heat) and two second-round picks (2021 and 2023) in return. Details of the trade were first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Scott is averaging 4.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game through limited minutes–14.4 per game–in 52 appearances off the bench.

The 30-year-old forward is a native of Chesapeake, Va. Scott finished his career as a Cavalier with 1,538 points and is the third leading rebounder in school history with 944. After graduating from Virginia, Scott was taken by the Atlanta Hawks as the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.

Scott bounced between the Hawks’ roster and the G-League until 2017, when Atlanta sent him to the Suns as part of a trade. Phoenix waived Scott, who was then picked up by the Wizards for the 2017-18 season.

He spent one year in Washington before signing with the Clippers during the 2018 offseason.

The 6’8 forward will likely see increased minutes with the Sixers, but will remain Harris’ backup, as he was with Clippers.

The 76ers are shooting 35.9% from deep, but their second units could use the outside shooting that Scott brings. Scott is shooting 39.1% from three this season.

Harris, 26, is averaging a career-high 20.7 PPG, but will become an unrestricted free agent after the season. The forward will join Philadelphia’s starting five along with Ben Simmons, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid.