Eliminated by the Heat during the last playoffs, the Sixers logically want to improve this summer thanks to free agency. The franchise should also make a big move at the opening of the market, while taking revenge on Miami at the same time: very good news for Daryl Morey.
Despite the arrival of James Harden last February, the Sixers ended their season on a very bad note, being eliminated in the second round of the playoffs. Joel Embiid was unfortunately injured again during this postseason, while the Barbu was unable to take over. A real source of concern in Pennsylvania, since many wonder if Harden is really the man for the job.
We should know more next year, when Philly returns to the courts. Harden will be better acclimated after a long summer and training camp, although doubts remain. We can also expect recruitment for the franchise, which wants to give its all to try to win the title. That’s good, since Daryl Morey is already at work, and he is about to make a big signing.
The player everyone is snapping up on the market!
Shortly after the opening of the market, which will open later in the week, the Sixers should make a big move: the signing of PJ Tucker. The veteran, excellent defender and three-point shooter (more than 41%), is followed by a lot of teams. Nevertheless, according to Marc Stein, it is the 76ers who are leading the way in this case, and who are about to conclude this deal.
It is increasingly likely that PJ Tucker will end up with the Sixers, against a contract of 30 million over the next three years. If so, the Heat will need to find a replacement capable of punishing three-pointers. The Sixers have always been tied to Tucker, but we’re getting closer to a final deal.
At 37, Tucker is therefore preparing to sign a new good contract, which will not shock anyone given his contribution on the floor. It remains to be seen whether the Heat can still perform a miracle.
After all, you should always be wary of Pat Riley, who still hopes to retain his precious player. He could set up a trade to make her a better offer, or else drop the case. According to Stein, nothing should be ruled out in the coming days:
So far, these are just rumours. If Philly is likely to make this deal, watch out for Pat Riley, who might find a way to retain PJ Tucker. They are able to surprise people, although a reunion between James Harden and Tucker is increasingly likely.
PJ Tucker is hot on the market, but a move to the Sixers is looming, or the Heat will pull off a real miracle to convince him to stay in Florida, where a real title shot exists. In any case, an agreement should quickly be reached when the market opens.