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Sixers free agency day 1: what you need to know

The Sixers added P.J. Tucker, Danuel House and Trevelin Queen on the opening day of free agency. What are the Sixers getting, what does that mean for James Harden, and what's left for the rest of the offseason?

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The Sixers added depth on the opening day of free agency, coming to agreements with free agents P.J. Tucker, Danuel House and Trevelin Queen, a source has confirmed to The Daily Six. Those deals were first reported by Shams Charania, Charania again and Adrian Wojnarowski, respectively.

The deals for Tucker and House would equal a combined $41.4 million over the course of their contracts, which is quite a bit of spending for a team whose biggest offseason signing the past two offseasons was Georges Niang, and who just a few days ago most thought would struggle to stay under the luxury tax apron.

That all became possible because James Harden elected to opt out of his $47.4 million player option for this upcoming season and agree to a significantly reduced contract that will reportedly start in the mid-$30 million range, clearing the way for the Sixers to offer the non-taxpayer and bi-annual exceptions and still have enough room under the $157 million apron, which now becomes a hard cap after these moves.

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