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P.J. Tucker | Forward | #4

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (5) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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P.J. Tucker started Sunday's game and finished with three points on 1-of-3 shooting, one rebound and three steals in 26 minutes.
Tucker continues to start with the Rockets cruising on an eight-game win streak, and coach Mike D'Antoni is unlikely to mess with a winning formula. Tucker is out there for his defense and rebounding, though, and his comically-low usage rate of 8.2% underscores his lack of fantasy appeal. Feb 11 - 10:21 PM

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P.J. Tucker will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, with Ryan Anderson coming off the bench.

The Rockets are on a seven-game win-streak, so Mike D'Antoni doesn't want to mess with what they have going. Tucker is good for some triples and maybe some steals, but that's about it. Ryan Anderson still saw 30 minutes off the bench operating as a reserve on Friday, so how he enters the game won't have a major impact on his minutes.
Feb 11 - 5:27 PM

P.J. Tucker will start vs. the Nuggets on Friday.

Ryan Anderson (back) is active, but it sounds like this is a matchup move for Houston. Tucker has very little fantasy value, starting or not.
Feb 9 - 7:24 PM

P.J. Tucker scored three points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in a start on Wednesday night against the Heat.

He started for Ryan Anderson, but it doesn't sound like Anderson will be out for too long. Tucker is not really much of an add in most leagues.
Feb 7 - 11:09 PM

P.J. Tucker will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday game against the Heat, with Ryan Anderson (ankle) unavailable.

Joining Tucker in the starting five will be Chris Paul, James Harden, Luc Mbah a Moute and Clint Capela. Through four starts this season, Tucker has compiled averages of 5.3 points, 7.3 boards and 1.3 steals per game on 35.3% shooting, so he's really only a low-end streamer in deep leagues.

P.J. Tucker played 34 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, but hit just 1-of-3 shots (a 3-pointer) for three points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.

Ryan Anderson left the game with a sprained ankle and is iffy for Wednesday, meaning Tucker might get extended minutes again in that one. But we'd rather roll the dice on someone like Eric Gordon or Gerald Green, who both scored in double figures tonight.
Feb 7 - 12:06 AM

P.J. Tucker scored 10 points with five rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Spurs on Thursday.

The minutes were there again after Tucker put up nine points, three rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes. He'll probably have a couple more games like this one with Trevor Ariza on the shelf, so give him a look if this kind of line appeals to you. It probably shouldn't.
Feb 2 - 12:41 AM

P.J. Tucker scored five points with nine rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday.

The Rockets going with an eight-man rotation led to some big minutes all around. Tucker should have better luck on shooting on Saturday against the Warriors, so he's a possible punt play with Gerald Green and Trevor Ariza out one more game.
Jan 19 - 12:04 AM

P.J. Tucker didn't attempt any field goals or free throws in 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.

The veteran grabbed five rebounds and played his typically solid defense, but was otherwise vacant in the boxscore with zero assists, steals or blocks. He's not even a must-own player in 20-team leagues while Clint Capela and Ryan Anderson are active.
Jan 3 - 10:40 PM

P.J. Tucker shifted back to the bench on Sunday, where he posted two points, six boards, one assist and one block in 22 minutes.

Tucker started in a small-ball lineup with Clint Capela (face) out on Friday, but was quiet through regulation tonight. He came up huge late, though, scoring on an offensive rebound to give Houston a 144-142 lead with 5.7 seconds left in double-overtime, and they held on to snap their five-game losing skid. Tucker isn't a standard-league option while the Rockets' frontcourt is healthy.
Jan 1 - 12:00 AM

P.J. Tucker started for Nene (rest), who was starting for Clint Capela (orbital), on Friday but hit just 1-of-5 shots for two points, two rebounds and one assist in 15 minutes of a 121-103 blowout loss to the Wizards.

Tucker has been intriguing with Luc Mbah a Mouse hurting, but hasn't really done much with the opportunity. And he hasn't scored more than three points in any of his last four. Leave him on the wire.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 09:09:00 PM

P.J. Tucker is listed as the starter for Nene (rest) against the Wizards on Friday.

Not a big surprise here as Ryan Anderson slides over to the five. Tucker should be looking at minutes in the low 30s, so he's worth a look as a stream or DFS punt because of his playing time. Anderson also benefits here while Tarik Black would be a risky play with some upside.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 06:00:00 PM

P.J. Tucker played 25 minutes off the bench on Thursday, but hit just 1-of-2 shots for three points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block in a 99-98 loss to the Celtics.

The Rockets blew a 26-point lead and even with Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) and Clint Capela (eye) out, Tucker was nearly useless tonight. He's worth a look as long as the Rockets are so banged up, but as he proved tonight, he's far from reliable.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:13:00 PM

P.J. Tucker came off the bench to contribute three points and 10 rebounds across 32 minutes in Friday's home loss against the Clippers.

Tucker was much more effective that Nene Hilario, who managed just three points and two rebounds across 17 minutes. He continues to take advantage of Clint Capela (heel) and Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) being on the shelf, serving as a decent deeper fantasy league option and low-cost DFS play.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 12:35:00 AM

P.J. Tucker started after halftime on Wednesday, putting up 10 points, 10 rebounds, three 3-pointers and one assist in 35 minutes vs. the visiting Lakers.

He replaced Nene in the starting unit after halftime, as Houston countered the Lakers' decision to start Andrew Bogut by going even smaller. Luc Mbah a Moute (shoulder) is out at last 1-2 more weeks and Clint Capela (bruised heel) is day-to-day, so Tucker could be looking at heavy minutes again vs. the Clippers on Friday.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
5Markel Brown
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Brandan Wright
5Chinanu Onuaku