​It seems that newly-minted Philadelphia 76er ​Tobias Harris is already prepared to consider a long-term stay with the team.

Appreciative that Philadelphia brought him on to help them pursue a championship in the Eastern Conference, Harris seems eager to reciprocate their kindness. He hopes that he and the team "can make a long partnership work."

Harris, who is playing in his eighth season in the NBA, is in the midst of a career year. He's averaging over 20 points per game and has been on fire from downtown, shooting 43.4 percent, the eight-best mark in the league.

He carries a cap hit of $14.8 million this year and is set to hit the free agent market in the offseason.

Adding Harris long term would be a smart move for the Sixers, as long as he fits into their system. While he may not score 20 points per game like he has as a top scoring option for the Los Angeles Clippers, his range has shown considerable growth this season, and he could prove to be an efficient scorer on a team that is loaded with stars.

His veteran presence, coupled with his fantastic performance this year will, at the very least ​make things tougher on the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, and Milwaukee Bucks.

Harris' comments show that he's excited to play for the Sixers. Whether it's on a long-term deal or just for the rest of this season, he'll be a valuable scoring option for Philly and a headache for opposing defenses.