Sneaker free agent P.J. Tucker says he's received several strong pitches
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Houston Rockets forward P.J. Tucker became a sneaker free agent last month when his deal with Nike ended, and it sounds like deciding on his next endorsement contract won't be easy.

Tucker told Jarrel Harris of Sports Illustrated that he's received some enticing pitches from sneaker brands.

"Everybody is doing a great job at trying to get their brands going and they all have different ways of getting that across," he said. "With all of the collaborations people are doing with the different models people are coming out with like Puma where they only had one basketball shoe last year and now they have three or four.

"They have bunch of stuff in the pipelines and they do a bunch of stuff with their clothes. Everyone got so much going on, it's so crazy. Honestly like literally every one of them."

However, Tucker isn't interested in getting his own signature sneaker.

"I don't want my own shoe. That is something I have never wanted. If anybody is pitching that, I would say no," he said. "I feel like that is the only thing that limits me, being a signature athlete, because you have to wear your signature shoe all of the time. I don't want no parts of that. What makes me standout is the versatility to be able to do everything."

Tucker hasn't given a specific timeline for his decision, but he did tell ESPN's Nick DePaula that playing the rest of the season without a new sneaker deal is a possibility.

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