The 35-year-old forward was unhappy about not receiving an extension from the team before the season began. He is making $7,969,537 in the final season of his contract.
The Sixers reportedly wanted to pick up Tucker as part of a Harden trade, but they may not have the same interest level now that Harden is headed to Brooklyn. Daryl Morey, president of basketball operations in Philadelphia, brought Tucker to Houston as a free agent in 2017 when he was general manager of the Rockets.
Tucker is in his 10th NBA season and his fourth in Houston. He is averaging 5.6 PPG this year and is shooting 52% from 3-point range.