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P.J. Tucker | Guard/Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: Texas
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Suns coach Jeff Hornacek is willing to use P.J. Tucker as a power forward in certain situations this season.
"[Tucker] can battle," Hornacek said. "We've used him in the past on fours. We've put him on DeMarcus Cousins." The ongoing Markieff Morris drama directly impacts how many minutes Tucker will get at PF -- assuming Kieff is gone before opening night, Tucker should start at SF alongside Mirza Teletovic and Tyson Chandler, while filling in at PF when Phoenix opts for small-ball. It's a situation to monitor throughout the preseason. Sep 15 - 12:32 PM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored 19 points on 8-of-12 from the field with four rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

He shut down James Harden and coach Jeff Hornacek loves giving Tucker minutes against elite scorers. Minutes haven't been an issue for Tucker right now and he's been posting some elite fantasy value. He's been a fifth-round player in standard leagues since the break. Keep him active.
Mar 22 - 12:05 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker will start against the Cavs on Saturday.

Presumably, he caught the team bus today and should be good to go. Tucker has arguably been the Suns' best player in the past two weeks for his defensive energy and he should play a ton tonight as a potential LeBron James stopper. He should be owned in all leagues.
Mar 7 - 7:39 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker arrived for the Suns' overtime win over the Nets on Friday with 11 points, six boards, two assists and one 3-pointer.

He was awesome on both ends and he just needs to not miss the team bus to keep him from the starting lineup. Tucker is worth owning in standard leagues and he's been the biggest beneficiary of the trade deadline deals for the Suns.
Mar 7 - 1:05 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker checked in for the Suns on Friday with three minutes left in the first quarter.

He missed the team bus today, which is the second time it's happened this season. The last time he missed the bus, he missed a game in Boston back in November. He should slot into Marcus Morris' rotational minutes and we'll let you know who starts the second half.
Mar 6 - 8:29 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker will play Friday vs. the Nets, but he will come off the bench for missing the bus to shootaround.

Tucker is making upwards of $5 million this season, so perhaps he should use some of that money to invest in a watch. He may be in coach Jeff Hornacek's doghouse, but he'll play tonight, so feel free to get him in your lineups. There's a chance he returns to the starting lineup when the Suns take on the Cavs on Saturday.
Mar 6 - 8:06 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker missed the team bus on Friday for shootaround for the Nets game.

It's the second time he's missed the team bus this season and he could miss this entire game. Tucker has done a handful of questionable things with the team off the court and maybe he gets punished beyond tonight. We'll look for an update. Get Tucker out of your lineups because he might not play at all.
Mar 6 - 7:48 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker kept it going on Wednesday with 19 points, five rebounds, three steals, a block and a 3-pointer on 7-of-10 shooting.

Tucker is hot, averaging 13.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 0.6 3-pointers while shooting 49 percent over his last five games. Yes, he's worth picking up if you have a hole to fill.
Mar 4 - 10:37 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

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
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