SIXERS GET AN ‘A’ FOR ADDING TUCKER, MELTON AND HOUSE!

By Jerry Wein

The NBA’s new offseason is only 16 days old.

And CBS Sports think the Sixers have done real well:

Who’s in:

  • P.J. Tucker (free agent)
  • De’Anthony Melton (traded from Grizzlies)
  • Danuel House Jr. (free agent)
  • Trevelin Queen (free agent)

Who’s out:

  • Danny Green (traded to Grizzlies)
  • DeAndre Jordan (signed with Nuggets)

Assuming James Harden follows through on the reporting and signs for a significantly lower salary than he could have opted into, this was a banner offseason for Philadelphia.

The Tucker pickup adds the same defense and toughness we’ve seen for playoff contender after playoff contender for the past several seasons.

Melton brings defense from the guard position and has shot 39 percent from 3-point range over the last two seasons.

House is familiar with Harden and Tucker from his days in Houston, providing a 3-and-D option off the bench. Given the way things ended in the postseason, the Sixers must be thrilled with where they are right now.

Grade: A

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