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Report: Sixers interested in P.J. Tucker

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to a report by Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey, the Philadelphia 76ers are interested in signing free agent P.J. Tucker. The team is reportedly willing to sign Tucker to a 3-year, $30 million deal.

Tucker has recently declined his option with the Miami Heat. He was scheduled to make $7.4 million for next season before opting out.

P.J. Tucker celebrates with Jimmy Butler in a game against the Boston Celtics (Photo by P.J. Tucker/Instagram)

The 37-year-old has ties to 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey. This is the same man, who has had a man crush on James Harden.

Since coming to Philadelphia, Morey wanted to acquire Harden. In February, he finally got his wish as Harden was swapped for Simmons and others.

Morey signed Tucker on July 6th, 2017 to a contract with the Rockets. He spent three-plus seasons with the team before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in February 2021.

Tucker then signed a free agent contract with the Heat in July 2021. The journeyman had a stellar season with the Heat.

He appeared in 71 games. He started 70 starts. Tucker averaged 7.6 points per game this past season.

He also averaged 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.3 blocks per game.

NBC 10’s John Clark also suggests that the 76ers are looking to trade Matisse Thybulle. He also suggests that the team is looking to trade their 23rd overall pick in Thursday’s draft, as well.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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