Sixers forward PJ Tucker tanked in 5A tier of players by The Athletic

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Now that it’s the offseason, it is time to get into some rankings. It’s time to begin placing players into tiers after a long and arduous 2021-22 season.

The Philadelphia 76ers have some talented players such as Joel Embiid and James Harden as well as young Tyrese Maxey and veteran Tobias Harris. They also added a tough and experienced player to their lineup early in free agency when they brought in PJ Tucker on a deal.

Tucker was featured early in The Athletic’s tier rankings as he is ranked in the tier 5A spot. These players are ranked 85-through-125 in the NBA and Tucker earns his spot after averaging 7.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 41.5% from deep in the 2021-22 season with the Miami Heat.

The biggest statistic for Tucker is that he shot 39% on corner triples which is a very important shot to be able to make in an offense centered on Harden and Embiid. They are both elite playmakers who can benefit from having shooters on the roster.

Tucker also brings intangibles to the Sixers that don’t show in the box score. He brings toughness, he brings accountability, and he’s still a top defender in this game. His experience already playing next to Harden will also play a big part in whatever the Sixers do in the 2022-23 season.

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