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Doc Rivers explains what he would like to see from Tobias Harris this season

Philadelphia 76ers forward Matisse Thybulle, left, and forward Tobias Harris high five during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Doc Rivers expects a different approach from the Philadelphia 76ers’ forward Tobias Harris this season. The Sixers’ head coach explained he would like his players to make quicker decisions.

“We’ve just got to get him to make quicker decisions,” the Sixers head coach said Monday, per Noah Levick of NBC Sports. Harris was still a huge presence for Philadelphia last season averaging close to 20 points per contest in his 72 starts with the team.

“I thought the second half of the Indiana game was a lot better. He hesitates sometimes. He wants to get in what we call his bag of tricks, but I love Tobias going downhill, making quick decisions — quick shots, quick first step downhill.”

“That’s what we got him (doing) in L.A., and we’ll get him back there. But you can tell he’s been doing something different, and we have to get him back to being a quick-decision Tobias.”

Harris’ usage went up during his stint in Philadelphia, as he was asked to do more with the ball in his hands. Last season in Philly, Harris registered a career-high 3.2 assists per game shooting 36.2% from beyond arc.

However, he averaged 19.6 points on 47.1% from the field despite Sixers’ limited spacing last season.

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