P.J. Tucker selected to sit down out the Houston Rockets’ recreation in opposition to the Kings on Thursday evening and “has made it clear” he’d desire to sit down out till the crew finds a appropriate commerce associate to ship him to a contender, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim McMahon reported citing league sources.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Warmth and Brooklyn Nets are among the many groups in discussions with the Rockets about Tucker, Wojnarowski and McMahon reported citing sources.
Tucker has had many battles in opposition to the Warriors in the course of the three and a half seasons he has been in Houston, together with playoff collection in 2018 and 2019. He gave the impression to be a great match for the Warriors’ rotation as a 3-and-D wing who has some expertise taking part in small-ball heart for the Rockets, particularly after James Harden was traded to Brooklyn.
Rockets head coach Stephen Silas confirmed after Thursday’s loss that the crew is engaged on discovering a brand new residence for Tucker.
“We’ll attempt to determine one thing that works for him and works for us so far as him not being on the crew anymore,” Silas stated (h/t ESPN). “I used to be below the idea that he was going to be taking part in tonight, and he did not play. That was disappointing, however there is not any secret that it has been a tough yr.”
Warriors followers have been clamoring for Tucker to be acquired utilizing the $9.Three million Disabled Participant Exception from Klay Thompson’s season-ending harm, however three of the 4 groups talked about above are in a a lot better place to contend for a championship this season than the Warriors, who presently sit 10th within the Western Convention standings.
Houston now has misplaced 14 video games in a row and seems destined for a excessive draft decide and a rebuild.
Until the Warriors reverse course and elect to go all-in for this season, do not count on to see Tucker coming to the Bay Space earlier than the March 25th NBA commerce deadline.