2. P.J. Tucker
With the Miami Heat going down in Game 7 to the Boston Celtics last week, P.J. Tucker will have a lot of time to ponder his future with the team from South Beach. Last summer, he signed a two-year, $14.3M contract with the Heat with a player option for 2022-23.
It's safe to say Tucker has been busy over the last 12 months, considering this signing came on the heels of helping the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA title in July 2021. But no matter where he goes, he brings the same level of championship toughness and grit.
Always known as a reliable 3-point specialist, P.J. has been torching defenses for years, especially with his patented corner shot. He knocked down 42% of his outside shots for the Heat this year. On the other side of the floor, he brought a type of defensive tenacity that's especially valuable come playoff time.
For Tucker to sign with the Spurs this summer, they'd have to rely on him declining his player option. Offering a one-year deal of around seven or eight million seems appropriate. Despite his age, this is a chance you have to take if you're San Antonio.