Since, Houston has put even more on Tucker’s shoulders.
The Rockets are really leaning into small ball. They depend on 6-foot-5 Tucker as their nominal starting center. He’s battling far bigger players inside every game.
So, Houston is making a small concession.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 9, 2020
The Rockets didn’t have to guarantee Tucker’s $7,969,537 salary for next season until July 1. By doing it sooner, they risk him getting injured or declining.
But Tucker has been worth way more than that.
It’s probably worth – and just kind – giving him peace of mind.