SIXERS JUST GOT WHOLE LOT TOUGHER BY SIGNING TUCKER AND HOUSE!

By Sarah Paley

Free agent forward P.J. Tucker is finalizing a three-year, $33.2 million fully guaranteed deal with the Sixers.

The Sixers have also agreed to sign free agent forward Danuel House on a two-year, $8.5 million deal.

And they have a deal with G League MVP Trevelin Queen, who will sign a two-year, minimum-salary contract with a partial guarantee ($300K) in year one

The 76ers were able to use those exceptions in full due to James Harden opting out of his contract and planning to accept a lower first-year salary on a new deal with the team. If Harden’s $47MM+ option had been on Philadelphia’s books, the club would’ve been hard-pressed to remain under a hard cap.

The Sixers have been mentioned as Tucker’s most likely landing spot for much of the last week. Star center Joel Embiid singled out Tucker in his comments to the media after the team lost to Miami in the playoffs, stating that Philadelphia needed a tough, versatile player like that in its frontcourt. Needless to say, Embiid will be happy that the Sixers went out and got the 37-year-old.

House, 29, helped shore up the Jazz’s perimeter defense and hit 41.5% of his three-pointers in a 25-game stint with the club this past season. He’ll give the Sixers another three-and-D rotation player.

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