By Jerry Wein
PJ Tucker opted out of his contract in the summer and his old Houston Rockets teammate James Harden came calling.
Turned out, Tucker and Harden had long ago hatched the idea of making their way to the Sixers.
“You can see certain guys like P.J. stand out, especially defensively,” Rivers said Tuesday during the Sixers first day of training camp in South Carolina.
“When he’s on the floor, when he’s off the floor, it is night and day. That’s what we’re challenging guys, because P.J.’s not playing 48 minutes. And it’s not just his defense. It’s his talking and it’s his knowledge. He went through the Riley system, I went through the Riley system. So for him, defensively, it’s very easy to pick up everything. But we need more of that from more people.”