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P.J. Tucker | Guard/Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: Texas
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P.J. Tucker scored 20 points with 14 boards, three assists and one 3-pointer against the Heat on Monday.
He crashed the boards all night and played a team-high 41 minutes tonight. Following the game, coach Jeff Hornacek said after the game that his team is "soft" and the Suns "look like a high school team." Tucker is not soft at all and those quotes suggest he is a lock for minutes in the upper 30s. He should be owned in all leagues. Mar 2 - 11:18 PM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J Tucker picked up big minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one turnover.

He played 35 minutes and coach Jeff Hornacek put him in the unenviable position of guarding Russ Westbrook down the stretch. Tucker is racking up stats right now and he's getting consistent minutes, so he should be viewed as a must-own player in standard leagues.
Feb 27 - 2:57 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker's hot streak continued on Wednesday with 12 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and five steals in 32 minutes.

He has been logging a lot of playing time at power forward now and his minutes are among the safest on the team. In his last five, Tucker averaged 14.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 1.5 treys on 47.3 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the line. He's worth owning in standard leagues right now.
Feb 26 - 2:04 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker double-doubled in Monday's loss, putting up 13 and 12 with two steals in 35 minutes.

Tucker hit 4-of-10 shots (no threes) from the field and all five of his free throws, building off a solid 20-point outing from Saturday. He's hard to trust, but perhaps the changes in Phoenix will break in his favor and one way or another he's worth a hard look right now.
Feb 24 - 1:00 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored a season-high 20 points against the Bulls on Saturday with six rebounds, one assist, three steals and four 3-pointers.

The Suns do not have the same potency on offense and it's led to Tucker being more involved. That factor should help his chances to score, especially considering he's logged 32 minutes per game in his previous nine games. He won't win you a league, but he's a sneaky top 125-150 guy to own.
Feb 21 - 11:07 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker struggled throughout Sunday's loss to the visiting Clippers, scoring three points on 1-of-8 shooting in 30 minutes of action.

His lone make was a 3-pointer and he added three rebounds and two assists, but didn't have any defensive stats as the Suns dropped their second straight game. Tucker has quietly established top 80-100 value as a full-time starter in Phoenix, so owners just have to shrug off the occasional dud.
Jan 25 - 9:59 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker hit just 1-of-3 shots and scored three points on Wednesday, but added a season-high 13 rebounds, five assists, four steals and a block in 34 minutes.

This was just his second double-digit rebounding game of the season (Nov. 15) and he's scored a total of 10 points over his last three games. Continue to ignore him for now.
Jan 22 - 12:51 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting with six rebounds, two steals and one block in Friday's loss to the Spurs.

Tucker isn't likely to produce like this on most night and Markieff Morris (three points, 1-of-13 FGs, eight boards, two steals, one block) going cold probably had something to do with it. With another rotation player in Brandan Wright coming to town, things are only going to get harder for borderline plays like Tucker.
Jan 10 - 2:48 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker contributed nine points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, one assist and three steals during the Suns' easy win vs. the Raptors on Sunday, despite playing only 24 minutes.

Tucker has quietly asserted himself as a top-100 fantasy player this season, averaging 8.0 points, 1.2 triples, 5.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game. He's one of only nine players averaging at least 5.0 rebounds, 1.2 threes and 1.1 steals this season, joining James Harden, Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Draymond Green, Trevor Ariza, DeMarre Carroll, Nicolas Batum and Kobe Bryant.
Jan 4 - 10:41 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker hit 4-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 13 points, five rebounds, two assists and four steals in Wednesday's overtime loss.

Tucker isn't exactly a must-own player, but is averaging a solid 11.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks over his last five games, meaning he's at least worth a look in most leagues right now.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:40:00 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with nine rebounds, three assists and three steals in Friday's loss to the Pistons.

Tucker hit 4-of-5 freebies and he has a solid but low-end value in 12-team leagues for owners to hang onto. With little upside to speak of, owners should feel free to move on when a hot free agent presents themselves, but like a lot of his teammates he can be turned to during four-game weeks and the like.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 03:25:00 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker made his first start of the season on Tuesday, scoring four points (2-of-6 shooting) with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes.

He displaced Marcus Morris in the starting lineup and isn't likely to yield the job any time soon. Tucker has enough across-the-board production to be worth a pickup in all formats, as he's been averaging 1.4 triples, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.9 steals in a mere 26 minutes per game this season. He's particularly useful in 9-cat leagues, where his 0.9 turnovers per game are an easily-overlooked boon to his value.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 11:59:00 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker is starting over Marcus Morris for Tuesday's game against the Pacers.

After starting 81 games last season for the Suns, Tucker has been coming off of the bench mostly due to issues off of the court. However, Morris has been ineffective lately and the move makes sense, but there is no word on whether or not this is permanent. Tucker is worth a look in standard leagues while Morris should probably be dropped in most formats.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 08:07:00 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played 30 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 16 points and seven rebounds on Wednesday.

Tucker was suspended for Monday's game after missing the team bus and flight, but looked great tonight. Marcus Morris was not very good tonight and if Tucker can stay out of trouble and start playing well, could steal Morris' starting job. Especially given Jeff Hornacek's knack for rolling with the hot hand. Of course, he's not going to hit 6-of-8 shots on many nights, either.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 01:14:00 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker will not play on Monday against the Celtics because he missed the team bus to the airport back in Los Angeles.

That's a new one. With Tucker out, Marcus Morris should get a little more run at small forward while Anthony Tolliver could also get more chances at the forward spots. Tucker is not worth owning in standard leagues due to the sloppy rotation in Phoenix.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 06:25:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3Reggie Bullock
4John Salmons
5T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron