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.