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PJ Tucker leaves Bucks, agrees to $15 million deal with Miami Heat

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Forward PJ Tucker is leaving the Milwaukee Bucks and is headed to South Beach to sign a $15 million, two-year deal with the Miami Heat.

Shams Charania of The Athletic broke the news on Twitter on Monday:

After winning his first-ever title with the Bucks, Tucker is off to his third team in just two seasons. He started the 2020-2021 season with the Houston Rockets before signing with Milwaukee a few weeks before the postseason. And now, he’s on his way to join forces with Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and the rest of the 2020 Eastern Conference Champs.

The 36-year old is adding a ton of energy and toughness to a Heat squad that he help eliminate last season in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs. Tucker’s Bucks ended up sweeping Miami in the opening round which cut the Heat’s conference title defense short. We’ve seen the type of depth that a PJ Tucker brings to the table, helping the Bucks win their first-ever title in five decades. Hopefully, for Heat fans, he brings that championship swagger to South Beach.

With Tucker and Kyle Lowry headed to Miami, the Heat are looking quite the formidable team once again. A backcourt with Lowry, Tucker, and Butler will be one of the toughest trios in the league. They’ve also re-signed sharpshooter Duncan Robinson to a huge five-year deal. Miami is definitely sending out some major heat waves so far this offseason.