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P.J. Tucker | Guard/Forward | #17

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (5) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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The Suns are expected to exercise P.J. Tucker's contract option, according to the Arizona Republic.
Just $1.5M of Tucker's $5.3M salary is guaranteed, making him an undervalued asset in the NBA's new landscape. Apr 25 - 2:07 PM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored seven points with eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer against the Pelicans on Saturday.

It wasn't quite as nice as his 24-point explosion on Wednesday, but it's still a nice effort. Tucker will get close to 30 minutes as a low-end player to own. He gets a great matchup on Monday against the Kings.
Apr 9 - 9:47 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored a career-high 24 points during a 124-115 win over the Rockets on Thursday, adding 12 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

The Rockets had too much Tucker in their lives for this game in one of his best games ever. Tucker has always picked up some added run against high-end scorers and he picked up 37 minutes tonight against James Harden. He will be hit and miss the rest of the way, but this had to feel good for the Suns to basically knock the Rockets out of the postseason.
Apr 7 - 11:01 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker missed all eight of his shots and failed to score in Tuesday's loss to the Hawks.

Tucker did have eight rebounds, two assists and a steal, but joined guys like Jimmy Butler, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Marcus Morris as no-shows on a night when their fantasy owners needed them badly. Hopefully he bounces back in the next one.
Apr 5 - 11:43 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker had a huge game vs. the Bucks on Wednesday, posting 20 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in a tough 105-94 road loss.

Tucker has been clinging to late-round value in 8-cat/9-cat leagues over the past month, though he's averaging just 9.0 points with a 13.0 percent usage rate during that span. Tonight's scoring is eye-catching but the only reason to own him is for modest doses of 3-pointers, rebounds and steals, with low turnovers.
Mar 30 - 11:24 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker grabbed 10 boards in Saturday's loss to the Celtics, adding nine points, five assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 39 minutes.

He's playing a ton of minutes for the Suns right now and even moved over to power forward with both Jon Leuer (illness) and Tyson Chandler (back) out. The Suns play four times next week and Tucker is averaging 9.4 points, 8.2 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 3-pointers over his last five, so he's worth a look if those numbers appeal to you.
Mar 27 - 1:04 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker finished Wednesday's 113-107 victory with six points, 13 rebounds and six assists in 43 minutes of action.

This was a terrific game for fantasy purposes, as defense was optional and plenty of players racked up big stat lines. Tucker added one steal without any turnovers, despite the huge playing time, but he's just a late-round value in 12-team leagues. Give him a look if you need boards and steals with a trickle of 3-pointers.
Mar 24 - 1:09 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting vs. the Grizzlies on Monday with four boards, two assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

He was a ghost in early March, but he's heating up again with averages of 12.8 points, 5.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.6 blocks, 1.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. He still doesn't have much competition for playing time because Chase Budinger hasn't done anything, so Tucker is back on the radar in standard leagues while he's hot.
Mar 22 - 12:51 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting Friday, to go with six rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block and one turnover in 33 minutes.

Tucker's minutes are safe as the unquestioned starting small forward in Phoenix, although consistency tends to be an issue. Poor shooting percentages limit his upside, and he's really not much more than a steals specialist in deep leagues.
Mar 19 - 1:34 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored a career-high 23 points with 12 boards, five assists, two steals and three 3-pointers in a 107-104 win over the Wolves on Monday.

He’s been really quiet in his 12 previous games since the All-Star break, averaging just 6.6 points, 5.8 boards, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.6 3-pointers on 36.7 percent shooting from the field. He’s just too inconsistent to trust on a nightly basis, so he’s more of a deep-league guy despite tonight's impressive line.
Mar 15 - 12:55 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored six points with one rebound, one assist and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He's been really bad and he's not going to play as much now that he has a backup in Chase Budinger. Tucker is more of a 16-team guy right now.
Mar 13 - 1:09 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played 30 minutes on Wednesday but had only four points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal, shooting 1-of-5 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line.

Tucker continues to flirt with relevance in 14-team roto leagues, but games like this make him difficult to roster. With injuries occurring daily around the league, and new values emerging just as often, there should be better rest-of-season options on your waiver wire.
Mar 10 - 12:05 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points, seven rebounds and two steals in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Hornets.

Tucker was coming off a 17-point, 11-rebound double-double and really hurt DFS owners with tonight's performance. He's averaging just 7.2 points and 6.6 rebounds over his last five games, making him a shaky fantasy play with the emergence of Mirza Teletovic.
Mar 1 - 9:40 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 17 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, one block and one 3-pointers against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

It's been a long time since we saw Tucker turn in a gem. He played 43 minutes tonight and he's going to get some serious burn at small forward the rest of the way. After the game on Suns TV, he talked about his leadership on the team and how much it meant to him to get a win. He's a fine low-end hold with a little upside.
Feb 28 - 12:55 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored seven points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

The minutes have been there, but Tucker is struggling. In his last five, he averaged 6.6 points, 4.8 boards, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.2 treys on 36.1 percent from the field. He's still worth owning because the minutes are definitely there. The Suns need to stop getting blown out.
Feb 26 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Ronnie Price
3Archie Goodwin
SG1Brandon Knight
2Devin Booker
3John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Chase Budinger
PF1Jon Leuer
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams