Philadelphia remains on two big consecutive failures and does not intend to make the pass of three at all. In order to prevent this, the local front office intends in particular to afford a highly respected player in the East, who could get along wonderfully with Joel Embiid.
Despite their desire to become champions, the Sixers have not really been able to put words into action for two years. On the contrary, each season ended the same way, with elimination in the conference semi-finals and a lot of frustration to digest. A real waste when you can count on a franchise player like Joel Embiid. The Process is MVP caliber and the opportunity to win the title with him is too good to pass up.
In order to best surround him, GM Daryl Morey tends to call on old acquaintances. In February, he had thus brought James Harden, whom he had known well in Houston. However, an ex-teammate of The Beard at the Texans would again be in his sights, namely PJ Tucker. The Heat winger gave up his final year of contract to become a free agent, and according to Keith Pompey of Philadelphia Inquirerthe leaders of Pennsylvania would already be in the running to acquire it:
Sixers very hot to recruit PJ Tucker
It was made public on Monday that Tucker would give up his $7.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season with the Miami Heat to become a free agent. According to multiple sources, the Sixers intend to offer him a three-year, $30 million contract. Time will tell what will happen. But a source added that there is a mutual interest between Tucker, 37, and the Sixers.
Right now, the Sixers don’t have the space available to sign him for $10 million a season. Therefore, they should free up space in order to incorporate his salary. But there’s been some league-wide talk recently about the Sixers’ interest in Tucker, though someone close to the Sixers refutes what league sources are saying.
For the moment, the franchise is not yet able to sign him, not necessarily an ideal situation since several teams would be in ambush on the file. In addition to that, the veteran has hinted that his priority will be to extend in South Beach. On the other hand, that does not prevent him from keeping an eye on the competition and the Philadelphia project would have visibly caught his attention, according to Pompey. The sign of a rapprochement?
Anyway, the former Rockets and Bucks would be a great addition to the roster around the Cameroonian big man, as he brings several qualities that are very useful in the quest for the title. On the one hand, he is a very invested defender who knows how to win, since he ended up ringed in 2021 with Milwaukee. On the other hand, he is a man of collective having integrated without too many worries everywhere where he played. Suffice to say that the conditions are met for him to get along well with the local superstar.
PJ Tucker has experience and is one of those essential players when you want to become a champion. It is therefore not surprising that the Sixers want to acquire his services, they who finally want to go to the end in 2022-23.