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P.J. Tucker | Forward | #4

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (5) / TOR
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P.J. Tucker ended up with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists over 28 minutes in Saturday's 108-102 loss against the Thunder.
Tucker was very efficient, hitting 6-of-8 from the floor, including 4-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. He might have done even more offensive damage if he wasn't worried about the referee's whistle. Tucker ended up with five personal fouls and had to be careful in the second half. Apr 7 - 11:51 PM

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P.J. Tucker scored 18 points with two rebounds, two steals and five 3-pointers against the Suns on Friday.

The revenge game is out in force tonight. Tucker stepped up with the Rockets needing help SG-PF today and he had the hot hand, making 6-of-9 from the field. He also had a huge play with a steal and getting fouled to get the win. Keep an eye on him when the Rockets sit players.
Mar 31 - 12:18 AM

P.J. Tucker posted 12 points in Sunday's 118-99 win against the visiting Hawks.

Tucker hit 4-of-9 from the field, all from behind the 3-point line, and he was able to finish with a plus-14 rating. That's fine, but he added just one rebound and no other statistics. He is seeing some added run with Luc Mbah a Moute (knee) sidelined and expected to sit until at least Friday. Still, Tucker's fantasy appeal remains limited to deeper leagues at the moment.
Mar 25 - 11:15 PM

The Houston Rockets won Saturday against the Pelicans, but P.J. Tucker wasn't a huge part of the 23-point victory.

Tucker was a dismal 1-of-5 from the field, finishing with just three points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal with four personal fouls across 20 minutes. Foul trouble limited his effectiveness. He won't have to wait long to get back on track as the Hawks pay a visit to H-Town on Sunday.
Mar 24 - 11:16 PM

P.J. Tucker scored 10 points with eight rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday.

He's likely looking more minutes because of an injury to Luc Mbah a Moute (knee). Tucker can play some center at times and he'll get plenty of chances for threes and steals. If you need those two stats, Tucker could be a sneaky guy to use to end your week with games on Saturday and Sunday.
Mar 22 - 11:00 PM

P.J. Tucker made 4-of-9 shots with three 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 12 points with four rebounds and two blocks before fouling out in 24 minutes.

The veteran came in shooting 41.0 percent from downtown over the past 28 games, which is the best mark for any Rockets player in that span. He's averaging a career-best 1.3 triples per game this season and is making a living from wing 3-pointers -- he's just 29.8% on above-the-break threes this season, but a combined 40.4% from the corners. Ryan Anderson's return hasn't diminished his role at all, so continue using him as you have been for the past month.
Mar 18 - 10:08 PM

P.J. Tucker finished Thursday's home victory with three points on 1-of-7 shooting, eight rebounds (four offensive), two assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

Meanwhile, Luc Mbah a Moute chipped in 10 points, four boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes off the bench. Both guys have given Houston defensive versatility and rebounding, with competent spot-up 3-point shooting, but their roles could be complicated with Ryan Anderson (hip) aiming to play Saturday. Just keep an eye on the frontcourt rotation if you're relying on any of these guys in deep leagues.
Mar 15 - 10:59 PM

P.J. Tucker started again on Monday for the banged up Rockets, but missed all seven of his shots and scored just two points with three rebounds and two steals.

The Rockets are 19-1 when Tucker makes at least two 3-pointers, but they were able to get the win tonight without Tucker or James Harden firing on all cylinders. You'd have to be in a pretty deep league to own Tucker.
Feb 27 - 12:02 AM

The Rockets extended their win streak to 12 straight games on Sunday, with P.J. Tucker contributing nine points, five rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

Tucker's defense may have been the impetus for coach Mike D'Antoni to start him ahead of Ryan Anderson (eight points, five boards in 20 minutes), but he's been no slouch offensively. The Rockets are a pristine 19-1 when Tucker makes multiple 3-pointers in a game, and he's done that nine times during the current 12-game win streak. He has an 8.9% usage rate in that span, though, and offers nothing beyond threes and a trickle of steals and boards.
Feb 26 - 12:07 AM

P.J. Tucker started Sunday's game and finished with three points on 1-of-3 shooting, one rebound and three steals in 26 minutes.

Tucker continues to start with the Rockets cruising on an eight-game win streak, and coach Mike D'Antoni is unlikely to mess with a winning formula. Tucker is out there for his defense and rebounding, though, and his comically-low usage rate of 8.2% underscores his lack of fantasy appeal.
Feb 11 - 10:21 PM

P.J. Tucker will remain in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Mavericks, with Ryan Anderson coming off the bench.

The Rockets are on a seven-game win-streak, so Mike D'Antoni doesn't want to mess with what they have going. Tucker is good for some triples and maybe some steals, but that's about it. Ryan Anderson still saw 30 minutes off the bench operating as a reserve on Friday, so how he enters the game won't have a major impact on his minutes.
Feb 11 - 5:27 PM

P.J. Tucker will start vs. the Nuggets on Friday.

Ryan Anderson (back) is active, but it sounds like this is a matchup move for Houston. Tucker has very little fantasy value, starting or not.
Feb 9 - 7:24 PM

P.J. Tucker scored three points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in a start on Wednesday night against the Heat.

He started for Ryan Anderson, but it doesn't sound like Anderson will be out for too long. Tucker is not really much of an add in most leagues.
Feb 7 - 11:09 PM

P.J. Tucker will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday game against the Heat, with Ryan Anderson (ankle) unavailable.

Joining Tucker in the starting five will be Chris Paul, James Harden, Luc Mbah a Moute and Clint Capela. Through four starts this season, Tucker has compiled averages of 5.3 points, 7.3 boards and 1.3 steals per game on 35.3% shooting, so he's really only a low-end streamer in deep leagues.

P.J. Tucker played 34 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, but hit just 1-of-3 shots (a 3-pointer) for three points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.

Ryan Anderson left the game with a sprained ankle and is iffy for Wednesday, meaning Tucker might get extended minutes again in that one. But we'd rather roll the dice on someone like Eric Gordon or Gerald Green, who both scored in double figures tonight.
Feb 7 - 12:06 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Chris Paul
2Bobby Brown
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
3Gerald Green
4R.J. Hunter
SF1Trevor Ariza
2P.J. Tucker
3Joe Johnson
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Tarik Black
4Zhou Qi
5Chinanu Onuaku