HERE’S A VERY GOOD CASE WHY SIXERS SHOULD NOT SIGN PJ TUCKER!

By Tommy Matthews

The NBA draft is tonight, and the expectation is that Sixers big boss Darl Morey will trade their No. 23 pick and package it somehow with Matisse Thybulle and Tobias Harris to trade for a shooting guard or a 3-and-D guy.

And the buzz is that they will also sign PJ Tucker in free agency, giving them the blue-collar bench that will get them over the second-round playoff hump.

The Inky’s Marcus Hayes says hold on:

Free agency begins June 30, but why in God’s name would any team commit $30 million over three years to a 37-year-old player? If you want to give charity to senior citizens, try Meals on Wheels.

Tucker plays good defense and sound basketball, but he has never averaged double figures in points or rebounds.

He’s a 6-foot-5 power forward, and unless your name is Barkley, that’s a negative. He shot 45% from three-point range in these playoffs, but he made 1.3 threes per game. He was offensively coincidental.

Tucker looked great in the playoffs against a soft, injured 76ers squad, but Al Horford looked even better in 2018. Then the Sixers gave him a four-year, $97 million contract, when he was 34, and he immediately looked like a 34-year-old.

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