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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
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P.J. Tucker (back) said he tried to shut it down in August before opting to have surgery in September.
In other words, this problem was lingering for Tucker before he had surgery on Sept. 15. He's going to miss all of camp and is considered doubtful for the opener. T.J. Warren will get the first crack to start, but he's also rehabbing a foot injury. The Suns will take a look at Devin Booker and Dragan Bender at the three this year. Sep 26 - 2:56 PM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker underwent a lower back microdiscectomy procedure on Thursday, and he's expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks of action.

That means that Tucker will miss all of training camp and the preseason, and his absence could extend into the first few weeks of the regular season. T.J. Warren will likely slide into the starting small forward spot while Tucker is on the sidelines, and Devin Booker may be able to earn some minutes at the three as well. Tucker only managed to contribute averages of 8.0 points, 6.2 boards and 1.3 steals on 41.1 percent shooting last season, and with his status for opening night now up in the air, he's not a great guy to target in standard settings.
Sep 15 - 4:12 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

The Suns have officially guaranteed P.J. Tucker's contract for the 2016-17 season.

This means that he will be on the books for $5.3 million, which is a great value under the new salary cap. Tucker averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 0.8 3-pointers last season, but he shot just 41.1 percent from the floor. He could lose minutes to T.J. Warren next season, so his fantasy outlook isn't promising.
Jul 1 - 12:06 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker's $5.3 million contract became guaranteed on Thursday.

This isn't a surprise for one of the Suns' most durable and productive players last year. The Suns now have eight guaranteed contracts and it should be 11 once they sign their three draft picks. Tucker saw 33.6 minutes per game in April for the Suns with the numerous injuries to their perimeter. T.J. Warren (foot) should be a bigger threat for playing time, so Tucker isn't the strongest fantasy target.
Jun 30 - 6:43 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

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
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
3Archie Goodwin
4John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Jared Dudley
2Marquese Chriss
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams