By Tommy Matthews
PJ Tucker is expected to join the Sixers starting lineup that includes Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey as well as vet Tobias Harris.
Bleacher Report put together a ranking of the starting lineups of all 30 teams and the Sixers came in ranked 3rd in the NBA:
Harden’s nonexistent defense presents challenges for any player grouping, but the Philadelphia 76ers will get back far more than they give up with this retooled lineup.
The thought of defending a Harden-Embiid pick-and-roll with Maxey blowing past closeouts on the weak side while Harris and Tucker space out the three-point line should give opposing coaches indigestion.
And the added stretch provided by Tucker’s renowned gunning from the short corners will keep help from crashing down on Embiid when he rumbles to the cup.