But it became public knowledge on Monday that Tucker would opt out of his $7.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season with the Miami Heat to become a free agent. Multiple sources have the Sixers intending to offer him a three-year, $30 million deal. Time will tell what will happen. But a source added there was a mutual interest between Tucker, 37, and the Sixers.
Source: Keith Pompey @ The Philadelphia Inquirer
What’s the buzz on Twitter?
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Not necessarily surprised that PJ Tucker is stepping down. It’s a good way for him to get more money and/or a longer contract.
Heat has to do what he can to keep him. They don’t really have another level 4 newbie on the list.
I guess he stays in Miami, where he has adapted well. – 6:11 p.m.
Michael Scotto @Mike AScotto
Sources: PJ Tucker will decline his $7.35 million player option for the 2022-23 season and become an unrestricted free agent this summer, @Jorge Sierra has learned. – 6:10 p.m.
More on this scenario
Brian Windhorst: Philadelphia also in the mix for PJ Tucker, by the way, just opted out of his contract with the Miami Heat. [ESPN] -via Philly Voice / June 21, 2022
Tim Reynolds: PJ Tucker’s decision to step down was 100% expected. That doesn’t mean he’s leaving Miami, the source reiterated to TSWT. It’s likely that Heat will fight to keep him, and Tucker made it clear to his teammates at the end of the season that he would like to be back. -Going through Twitter @ByTimReynolds / June 20, 2022
Shams Charania: Miami’s PJ Tucker will opt out of his $7.4 million player option for the 2022-23 season and enter free agency, sources have told @TheAthletic @Stadium. Multiple championship contenders are expected to compete for Tucker, who played a key role in Milwaukee’s 2021 title chase. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / June 20, 2022