Philadelphia 76ers Official Release

P.J. Tucker Signs with 76ers

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Daryl Morey announced today that the team has signed P.J. Tucker. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  

“P.J. Tucker is one of the most respected and relentless competitors in our game and is the type of competitor our fans will love and embrace,” Morey said. “We’re excited to add his leadership, toughness, defensive versatility and championship pedigree to our roster. P.J. wants to deliver an NBA title to Philadelphia and his work ethic and mentality make him an impactful addition to our team and city.”  

"This team is good enough to compete head-to-head with anybody in the league, and I'm going to come in here and do whatever I can to help get us to that next level," Tucker said. "Philly fans demand greatness and it will be up to us to get to where we need to be in order to accomplish our goals. I'm excited to get to work."

Tucker appeared in 71 games (70 starts) for Miami in 2021-22, averaging 7.6 points on .484 shooting, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 0.8 steals in 27.9 minutes. He shot a career-best .415 from beyond the arc this past season and was one of six NBA players with at least 70 corner three-point field goals on 40-percent shooting-or-better.   

The North Carolina native reached the 20-point mark twice in 2021-22, including a season-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting (5-8 3FG) at Cleveland on Dec. 13. 

Originally selected by Toronto in the second round (No. 35 overall) of the 2006 NBA Draft, Tucker has compiled career averages of 7.1 points (.425 FG, .364 3FG, .748 FT), 5.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 29.0 minutes in 777 career games (581 starts) with the Raptors, Suns, Rockets, Bucks, and Heat. He has appeared in at least 70 games nine times throughout his 11 NBA seasons, including three 82-game seasons (most recently in 2018-19).   

Tucker has shot at least .330 from beyond the arc in each of his last nine NBA seasons from 2013-22, making him one of 11 NBA players to accomplish that feat (min. 115 3FGA). The 11-year veteran is one of 18 NBA players to tally at least 380 steals and 480 three-point field goals over the last five seasons.   

Tucker has been a part of six playoff runs during his 11 NBA seasons, averaging 7.3 points (.439 FG, .407 3FG), 6.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.9 steals, and 31.3 minutes played across 91 career postseason contests (78 starts) with Toronto, Houston, Milwaukee, and Miami. He has appeared in 41 playoff games over the last two seasons, including a 2021 NBA Championship run with the Bucks in which he started 19 of the team’s 23 postseason games. During the title run, Tucker was one of four players to total at least 110 rebounds along with 20 steals in the postseason.  

In addition to his 11 NBA seasons, Tucker spent two seasons playing internationally for Aris Thessaloniki, Aris, Fabi Shoes Montegranaro and Brose Baskets. During this time, he posted averages of 12.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals while shooting .400 from three. 

Before turning pro, Tucker played collegiately at Texas from 2003-06. As a Longhorn, Tucker was named Big 12 Player of the Year in 2006 along with being selected to the All-Big 12 First Team, Big 12 All-Defensive Team, All-Big 12 Tournament First Team and being named to the 2006 NCAA Tournament All-Region team along with being named a Consensus Second Team All-American. 

Following his three-year career, Tucker ranked 18th in program history in career scoring (1,169 points), eighth in career rebounds (714) and tied for fifth in career double-doubles (28).