Teams Asking Rockets About P.J. Tucker

With the James Harden situation resolved, multiple teams are contacting the Rockets about P.J. Tucker, tweets Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

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.

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31 thoughts on “Teams Asking Rockets About P.J. Tucker

    • ch050995

      Helllll no he’s 35 in a contract year…. maybe for a player or like 2 second round picks OR a protected first round swap

      • Curtisrowe

        He will probably go for a young, fringe rotation player who is under team control for a few years.

  1. Marty McRae

    Warriors have a $9.2M IPE for Klay, Tucker for a 2nd rounder and Jordan Poole work?

    • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

      That’s about as likely to happen as the Warriors going to the next 5 Finals.

      • Northern Expansion 416

        You didn’t change your profile name to Oladipo, Wall, Wood…

        • harden (mvp),wall, and wood

          I tried to, but it doesn’t work. I always get this message:

          There was an error in the submitted form

    • Howie415

      Why would the Warriors want to do that? They want to get younger, not older.

      • hoopsaremylife

        sure bro. we’re not wasting time with a brick shooting shamet. also we get another 5 in labriserrie and shumpert for defense and we’re set for a title. maybe……

    • buttholesurfer69

      i like that – i think tucker is the type of player who would thrive in gs

      not sure it would be the best offer houston gets tho

    • hoopsaremylife

      why will da Dubs trade for a guy who only shots threes when hes in da open, doesnt contribute much on offense and just plays some type of defense and ofc going scoreless in some games despite playing over 30 mins per game, Marty? if u get tucker, thats gunna take away mins from wisemen. Dubs still got green whos da main floor general as usual and paschall whos turned into a sixth man for them. and ofc wisemen da next superstar center for them

  2. DeathbyDeathwest

    That’s the sound of proverbial vultures circles. Let the firesale begin!

  3. Simmons>Russ

    PJ Tucker for Mattise Thybulle, Mike Scott and a second round pick

    Great deal for both. Houston gets Mattise who they like, Scott who gives you 60% of what Tucker does and a pick. Sixers get Tucker who is an upgrade over Scott and can be a solid contributor off the bench. He’s also a great lock room presence. He can play defence well and is a corner specialist.

    Our rotation of Simmons Maxey Curry Green Harris Tucker Embiid and Howard would be one of the best top 8’s. Then still have role players like Korkmaz, Bradley, Joe, Mathias, Milton and so on

    • I Beg To Differ

      Don’t see the Sixes trading Thybulle for a 35 year old rental.

      Boston should offer Carsen Edwards and Romeo Langford.

      Boston brings in some playoff experience depth and perimeter defense.

      Romeo and Edwards need a change of scenery and are blocked in Boston. Theyd find playing time in Houston.

      Celtics also block a team from acquiring Tucker as well.

      • Simmons>Russ

        Houston will want more than a 5’8 guard and a flip first round pick player form a couple years back.
        Sixers could give up Thybulle knowing they have a huge amount of wings and guards to cover. We have lots of promising young players and Thybulle just doesn’t look like he will get a consistent shot.

        I could see a few more teams interested

  4. harden (mvp),wall, and wood

    Houston now has the cap flexibility to re-sign Tucker with his bird rights (or give him an extension) since they no longer have two super-max players on their payroll.

    • DaBlow216

      Tucker on a 2 year deal at 8 million is a great option for any team. But he is going to want 3 years and that 3rd year is what would make it a bad contract. A 4th year and it’s a albatross.

      I would like to see PHX, Dallas, Milwaukee or Miami get him.

  5. KnickerbockerAl

    35 and last yr contract. Not worth more than 2nd rd pick. He only helps a contender. If you’re not a contender why would you pay him more than minimum.

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