By Tommy Matthews
NBA inisder Marc Stein via his substack, it would be a surprise if Tucker does not join the Sixers:
“I’ve been writing for days about the growing belief among rival teams that the Sixers will successfully lure P.J. Tucker away from Miami in free agency with a three-year deal in the $30 million range.
“One key option to note that James Harden possesses is declining next season’s $47.4 million to ultimately sign a new three-year deal with the Sixers in free agency that starts at a lower number and helps create some extra flexibility immediately for Philadelphia to help facilitate the Tucker signing.
“Sources insisted again Sunday night that it would be very surprising at this point if the anticipated Tucker acquisition didn’t happen for Sixers.”
If Harden is opting in *and* PJ Tucker is getting 3/$30m, then There Will Be Trades. Period.
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) June 28, 2022