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

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 played through a back issue on Wednesday vs. the Lakers, finishing with nine points on 3-of-6 shooting with three boards and one triple in 21 minutes.
He briefly went to the locker room after falling into the camera area, but the fact that he returned to a game that the Suns won by 36 points is a great sign. He also gets a full week of rest during the All-Star break. Tucker is going to draw some interest at the deadline, but his owners won't miss him too much if he's dealt to a contender. Feb 16 - 12:52 AM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker returned to the game in the third quarter on Wednesday.

The Suns have this game in the bag, so Tucker returning with a 20-plus scoring lead is a great sign. He's fine.
Feb 15 - 10:44 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker (back) suffered a lower back contusion on Wednesday and is questionable to return.

He fell into the camera area and limped to the locker room. Tucker was up-ended by the cameraman and landed on the area near his hip. If he can't return, we'll see more Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren.
Feb 15 - 10:17 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker limped to the locker room in the second quarter on Wednesday.

He fell into a cameraman and limped to the locker room under his own power. Tucker may have rolled his left ankle and is likely getting treatment. If he can't return, T.J. Warren and Marquese Chriss would benefit tonight.
Feb 15 - 10:02 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 11 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

He logged 33 minutes and continues to be a workhorse for coach Earl Watson off the bench. He shot 5-of-11 from the field and added one assist, one steal and one triple, but he's cooled off lately and is averaging 6.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.6 triples over his last five games. He's worth owning if you need steals, but a trade is a strong possibility and that could crush his value.
Feb 14 - 1:00 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker racked up 10 rebounds with six points and two steals in a losing effort on Wednesday, playing 30 minutes off the bench.

As Tucker's fantasy owners are well aware, steals are the bedrock of his value. The veteran ranks 20th in the league with a career-high 1.5 steals per game (1.5), and he's 18th for steals percentage. Earl Watson loves to play him for his defense and leadership, serving as an example to the team's young players, and fantasy owners should continue to start him until he cools off.
Feb 9 - 12:53 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker picked up a career-high seven steals against the Bucks on Saturday, adding 13 points, four rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, someone needs to make a card with coach Earl Watson and P.J. Tucker. Jokes aside, it's pretty easy to love how Tucker is playing both in fantasy and reality. He is absolutely crushing right now and has to be owned in all standard leagues. Worry about the trade rumors later.
Feb 5 - 12:42 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored eight points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers against the Kings on Friday.

Yeah sure, Devin Booker hit a buzzer-beating winner, but do you want to take a guess who coach Earl Watson talked about first for play down the stretch in his post-game presser? Yep. P.J. Tucker. To be fair, Tucker's trey on Phoenix's second-to-last possession was huge. Watson continues to play him, so he really has to be owned even with the trade rumors surrounding him.
Feb 4 - 4:09 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

The Timberwolves reportedly offered Shabazz Muhammad for P.J. Tucker, according to Basketball Insiders.

The Suns are leaning on Tucker heavily of late (possibly to showcase him for a trade), and Tucker has responded by playing his best basketball of the season. Over Phoenix's last seven games, Tucker is stuffing the stat sheet and averaging 11.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.4 3-pointers in 33.7 minutes. It's highly unlikely Tucker would see over 33 minutes in a night for a team such as Minnesota, so a trade would almost certainly hurt his fantasy value.
Feb 3 - 9:40 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 10 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers against the Clippers on Wednesday.

Like coach Earl Watson almost always does after games, he mentioned Tucker's effort and how he hustled for his 14 boards. Tucker did get some heavy run over his last seven, averaging 11.1 points, 6.4 boards, 2.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.4 treys in 33.7 minutes. Some of this is due to injuries and some good matchups for him, but Watson clearly wants to play Tucker consistently. While a trade could cripple his fantasy value, it's hard to keep him on the wire after he posted fourth-round value in that seven-game span.
Feb 2 - 1:30 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker was ejected with two technical fouls on Monday vs. the Grizzlies.

The Suns were getting blown out and Tucker looked like he was fed up with the effort of his young teammates. He finished with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two boards, one steal and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. He's a low-end fantasy asset and is a trade candidate on the tanking Suns.
Jan 31 - 12:52 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 12 points with five assists, six rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers on Saturday vs. the Nuggets.

Alex Len, Marquese Chriss and T.J. Warren all got into foul trouble, so this was the perfect storm for Tucker. He played close to 37 minutes and shot 5-of-10 from the field despite picking up five fouls of his own. As much as coach Earl Watson loves him, he's been linked to at least five different teams leading up to the Feb. 23 trade deadline. A trade would likely crush his value.
Jan 29 - 12:37 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 11 points with four rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes off the bench against the Nuggets on Thursday.

The Suns got weird with their lineups tonight and Tucker in a total of 13 different combinations. Tucker is getting some heavy burn these days with 35.3 minutes per game in his last four due to so many small-ball combos. It's actually turned into production, averaging 11.3 points, 5.8 boards, 2.0 assists and 2.3 steals in that span. His upside is too low to add in standard leagues, especially with this small sample and the trade rumors.
Jan 27 - 12:45 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker said he's not concerned about a potential trade.

"It’s part of business,'' Tucker said. "Contract year. Being a defensive player, a lot of teams are looking to make an addition to fight for a championship. But for me, it’s just focusing on being with my team and trying to win games. It happens every contract year. A lot of talk. A lot of it’s just rumors and people talking, but you never know in business. You just try to stay ready and block it out." The Suns are hoping to get a first-round pick in return for Tucker, and so far the Clippers, Bulls, Cavaliers, Timberwolves and Hawks are all rumored to have some interest. To be clear, Tucker would lose most of his fantasy value on all of those teams.
Jan 22 - 9:27 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played 36 minutes and hit 6-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals in Saturday's win over the Knicks.

We got good Tucker tonight, but he had scored eight or fewer points in his previous four games. He's getting heavy minutes and is worth keeping an eye on going forward, but we'll need to see more games like this one before getting too excited.
Jan 21 - 10:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Ronnie Price
4Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
2P.J. Tucker
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams