For 13 seasons in Houston, Daryl Morey, president of Sixers Basketball Operations, gained a reputation as an aggressive and bargaining leader.
He also seems to be glad to be seen as his deputy general manager, Rockets.
“We are aggressive people and we are aggressive,” Rafael Stone told reporters in Houston on Tuesday. “It doesn’t mean we do something, it doesn’t mean it happens. We only do deals that we internally decide are really good. But we call everyone 5,000 times and see if we can find different ways. and different ways to put the puzzle together.
It is safe to assume that the Sixers will also make and receive calls. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst announced On Tuesday, the team is “interested” in veteran Rockets shooter Eric Gordon.
“Keep an eye on the Houston Rockets,” Windhorst said. “They’ve already made one deal this off-season. Look for Eric Gordon’s draw in the game. The couple of teams I’ve heard are Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns. Chris Paul is looking for a reunion with his former teammate. By the way, Philadelphia (is) PJ Tucker’s mixed – just resigned from the contract with the Miami Heat.
For the time being, the Rockets have their third, 17th and 26th choices in Thursday night’s NBA draft. Sixers holds No. 23.
Gordon, 33, will earn about $ 19.6 million next season and will earn $ 20.9 million in 2023-2024. Gordon hit a three-point throw of 41.2 percent last year, his best figure since the 2014-2015 season. His 123.5 points per 100 throwing attempts was the highlight of his career and the 90th percentile of Glass Cleaning among the wings. Gordon has suffered from a groin injury in the last two seasons and has only played 120 games since the start of the 2019-20 campaign.
Like Gordon, Tucker spent time in Houston with Morey and James Harden. The Sixers are clearly not the only team to rate their game. Tucker’s decision to abandon his $ 7.4 million player selection was “100% expected.” Associated Press spokesman Tim Reynolds announced.
Before the 2020 season, Embiid told the Sixers that the team needed more shooting. Sixers added Seth Curry and Danny Green to the draw night. Whether or not the pursuit of the Sixers after Tucker is ultimately viable, it is noteworthy that Embiid named the 37-year-old after the Heat dropped out of the team, describing his desire to be on the list of stronger and more physical players.
“Certainly,” said Embiid. “We’ve had some tough guys since I’ve been here, and I remember if it’s Mike Scott … he didn’t play many minutes. But if you have the size and toughness, it goes a long way. You look at someone like PJ Tucker is a great player, but it’s not that he shoots, it’s related to (other things) what he does, whether it’s defending or kicking the ball. He believes he can get from point A to point B, and he believes no one can beat him.
“And he’s tough. He’s just physical and tough. They have some guys like that, be it Bam (Adebayo) and all those guys. And since I’ve been here, I’d be lying if I said we’ve had guys like that. “Nothing against what we have, it’s just the truth. We’ll never have PJ Tucker; that’s really what I’m trying to say. you need those men who are really tough. “
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