According to “TheAthletic” reporter Kelly Iko, after the Harden deal was completed, several teams have begun to call the Rockets to ask whether the Rockets are considering trading PJ Tucker. They are very interested in getting PJ Tucker.
Multiple teams have inquired about P.J. Tucker’s availability and have expressed interest in acquiring the veteran forward, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) January 13, 2021
In fact, before the start of the season, the Rockets were exposed to various fierce materials, and there were many rumors of discord. One of them was that PJ Tucker was very dissatisfied with the Rockets’ attitude towards him.
As one of the core of the team, PJ Tucker’s role cannot be simply explained by data. As a veteran, he also hopes to die in the Rockets, but the Rockets have been slow to act and have not renewed his contract.
It was only a while ago that it was reported that the Rockets and PJ Tucker had begun renewal negotiations. Later, PJ Tucker published a message on the INS saying that there was a major news to be announced. At the time, everyone speculated that PJ Tucker would renew the contract with the Rockets , But I didn’t expect that until now, the Rockets did not renew their contract with PJ Tucker.
For the Rockets, sending Harden away is tantamount to rebuilding, and there may be some operations in the future, so any possibility cannot be ruled out now. In the first 9 games of this season, PJ Tucker averaged 31.6 minutes per game, averaging 5.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, and made 52% of his 3-pointers.
As a seasoned and experienced veteran, PJ Tucker can not only defend but also has three-point ability, which is still very attractive to some teams.