If the Sixers took out the checkbook to offer themselves P.J. Tucker, it is because they believe that it is the ideal strong-winger to support Joel Embiid in the paint. The experience of the former Heat player will be very valuable, and he recalls that he can even help at the pivot position.
Despite his “small” 1m95, Tucker has already played at position 5. It was in Houston with Daryl Morey as manager and James Harden as teammate.
” It’s the same thing. No matter the position on the field. I started as a pivot for a full year, and it’s not important he confided on Friday.
For him, playing position 5 does not change his game. It doesn’t change anything at all. It’s the same thing. That’s what I say, it doesn’t change a thing“.
Of course, Tucker will not start at position 5 since the Sixers have Joel Embiid, but on certain sequences, he could take his place in a “small ball” configuration.
” I am a chameleon. I can fit anywhere, in any scheme he warns. ” I’m a guy who just does his job. It won’t necessarily be pretty, it won’t be the sexiest thing, but I’m just doing my job because the most important thing is to win. People only remember that, victory and that’s all that matters. »
As an understudy for Joel Embiid, the leaders have opted for Montrezl Harrell, an interior who thinks only of attack, and Tucker should therefore play from time to time at position 5 to maintain a certain defensive level.
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