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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 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 value as a full-time starter in Phoenix, so owners just have to shrug off the occasional dud. Jan 25 - 9:59 PM

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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
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker logged 37 minutes off the bench in Friday's double-overtime loss, scoring 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting with seven rebounds, one steal, one block and three triples.

Tucker had a great night and Jeff Hornacek talked about getting him more minutes after the game. He defended everybody from the Kings' shooting guards all the way to Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins. In just three games he has checked in with top 50-75 value in a very small sample size, and in such a crowded rotation owners should remain skeptical until he has long-term success. Still, he just got a big contract and he's worth a look.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 03:29:00 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker is still adjusting to his new bench role.

"I'm still trying to get the flow, still trying to figure it out," Tucker said. "Coming off the bench is weird for me. It's different. It's a challenge, which I accept. It's fine. We've got a good team and being out and stuff. For me, it's a challenge just to figure out a way to get going and coming off the bench. It's definitely a different mindset." Tucker expects 10-15 games in order to figure it out, but he's not worth owning in most fantasy leagues anyway.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 03:05:00 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker grabbed 11 rebounds against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with five boards, two assists, four steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

It's still a little strange to see Tucker come off the bench and tonight is a good example why he should start. The Suns don't really need an offensive guy like Marcus Morris in their first unit anyway and they did give up a number of easier buckets due to weak perimeter defense. Tucker is still not going to be worth grabbing in most leagues yet.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 01:14:00 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker returned from his three-game suspension on Tuesday with three points, five rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 20 minutes off the bench.

Tucker's lone make was a 3-pointer from the corner that gave the Suns a seven-point lead with 19 seconds remaining, and the fact that he was on the court in crunch-time is a testament to coach Jeff Hornacek's faith in him. He's not a reliable fantasy option in 12-team leagues this year, however, thanks to mounting competition for minutes from Gerald Green and Marcus Morris.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 02:11:00 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said the Suns are eager to get P.J. Tucker from suspension as he's expected to make his season debut Tuesday night against the Lakers.

Tucker missed the first three games of the season due to a suspension that stemmed from an offseason DUI and the Suns could use his leadership, according to their head coach. "When things aren't going good, he'll step up and say things to guys," Hornacek said. "We have other guys who say it, but not as demonstratively as P.J. does. It's that leadership that will help us now that he's back." Tucker will likely come off the bench for now, so while he doesn't warrant much fantasy attention, Marcus Morris owners will want to monitor this situation closely as Tucker's return will likely cut into his playing time.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 12:44:00 PM