Tobias Harris’ solid week went far from unnoticed.
On Monday, the 76ers’ power forward was named the Eastern Conference player of the week. This marks the third time the 10th-year veteran has garnered a player-of-the-week honor.
“It’s an amazing honor,” Harris said. “You know, you don’t get that type of honor without going 3-0 [during the week], in my opinion. Across the league, a lot of guys are playing great basketball. But it’s a tribute to the way we’ve been playing as a team.”
Harris averaged 23.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 4 assists in last week’s victories over the Toronto, Orlando, and Charlotte. He shot a combined 57.1% from the field, including 9-for-16 on three-pointers (56.3%).
Harris finished with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks in Saturday’s 127-112 victory over the Hornets. He made 4-of-7 three-pointers and was a game-best plus-20. His highlights were two nasty first-quarter dunks.
That came after Harris finished with 20 points while making 3-of-4 three-pointers in Thursday’s 116-92 road victory over the Magic. He began the week with 26 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks in Tuesday’s 100-93 win over the Raptors.
Harris averaged 18.8 points and career-bests of 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks through six games. He also was shooting a career-best 48.4% on threes.
His last player-of-the-week award before Monday came on Nov. 26, 2018, when he garnered the Western Conference honor as a Los Angeles Clipper. Before that, he was named Eastern Conference player of the week on Nov. 13, 2017, as a Detroit Piston.
“It’s great for him, and great for the team, obviously,” coach Doc Rivers said. “Watching Tobias put in the work that he does, then watching how he performs on the court, you know it’s just great for everyone.”
“As I always say, an individual honor is usually due to team execution. And so that’s what makes me feel good about it.”