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P.J. Tucker | Guard/Forward | #2

Team: Toronto Raptors
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (5) / TOR
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P.J. Tucker did not score in 28 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Saturday, adding one rebound and three fouls.
While he did come off the bench, Tucker was an extension of the first unit with 25 of his minutes coming next to Kyle Lowry and 20 next to DeMar DeRozan. Tucker's energy on defense has been one of the constants in this series for the Raptors, so perhaps he's earned more playing time -- a start? While he won't score much, keep an eye on him as a DFS punt for his output in the hustle stats. Apr 22 - 6:12 PM

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The Raptors will make a change to starting lineup on Saturday.

The Raptors have talked a lot about limiting Giannis Antetokounmpo, so Tucker is the heavy favorite to be starting here. While he did play just 14 minutes in Game 3, it was more because of how the Raptors desperately needed offense. It could also be someone like Norman Powell or even Delon Wright for either Jonas Valanciunas or DeMarre Carroll. After Gerald Green started for Boston on Friday, anything is possible.
Apr 22 - 1:45 PM

P.J. Tucker (illness) scored seven points with four rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Saturday.

Not even P.J. Tucker could stop Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Raptors did have much better luck with their smaller lineup, so maybe we see more of it in Game 2 on Tuesday. Tucker still isn't going to get enough shots to be anything more than a DFS punt in tournaments.
Apr 15 - 9:16 PM

P.J. Tucker (illness) will play against the Bucks in Game 1 on Saturday.

The Raptors are all set and have their whole squad ready to go. Tucker is expected to guard Giannis Antetokounmpo quite a bit, so he should find himself getting minutes in the upper 20s today. It'll be very interesting to see how Jonas Valanciunas fits in for the postseason, especially after he dominated last year.
Apr 15 - 3:51 PM

Coach Dwane Casey said that P.J. Tucker (illness) did not practice on Friday but is expected to play Saturday vs. the Bucks.

Casey said that Tucker was sent home from the practice facility so that "he wouldn't contaminate anybody else." Casey acknowledged that he was also dealing with a bug, which apparently started with DeMar DeRozan. Kyle Lowry has it "a bit" as well. Something to keep an eye on Saturday.
Apr 14 - 1:56 PM

P.J. Tucker returned to action on Tuesday and played 26 minutes against the Pacers, finishing with nine points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal on 4-of-10 shooting.

DeMarre Carroll started and was his normal quiet self, while Tucker was just happy to get back in action after missing Sunday's game with a sore knee. Tucker's worth a look going forward, but loses a lot of appeal as long as Carroll is healthy and playing.
Apr 4 - 10:49 PM

P.J. Tucker (sore left knee) will play Tuesday night vs. the Pacers.

Tucker was sidelined on Sunday but was back at practice on Monday. He's a terrific defender, but has limited fantasy value. Tucker has not scored in double figures since being traded to Toronto. His return will limit the minutes of DeMarre Carroll and Norman Powell.
Apr 4 - 12:04 PM

P.J. Tucker (sore left knee) was able to go through practice on Monday.

It was a light practice and the Raptors are listing Tucker as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers. If Tucker is forced to miss his second straight game, DeMarre Carroll and Norman Powell will likely soak up most of his minutes.
Apr 3 - 1:36 PM

P.J. Tucker (sore left knee) will not play Sunday vs. the 76ers.

Raptors beat reporter Josh Lewenberg hinted that Toronto is likely just taking it easy on Tucker with a matchup against Philly, so chances are he'll be back in action for Tuesday's game in Indiana. With Tucker unavailable, DeMarre Carroll will likely pick up most of his minutes, and Lucas Nogueira might be able to get back into the rotation.
Apr 2 - 5:18 PM

P.J. Tucker shifted back to the bench with DeMarre Carroll active on Wednesday, playing 23 minutes to score six points with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

Toronto has a vastly superior net rating (+12.6) with Tucker playing in the post-Lowry starting unit, compared to Carroll (-6.7), albeit in a small sample size. The two veteran forwards split their time tonight, with Carroll logging 25 minutes, and this looks like a no-win situation for fantasy purposes.
Source: Raptors HQ
Mar 30 - 12:06 AM

P.J. Tucker will come off the bench against the Hornets on Wednesday.

He has been a revelation on the defensive end and his ability to defender fours and larger threes has helped turn the Toronto defense around. With DeMarre Carroll (back) returning, Tucker loses a lot of his fantasy appeal.
Mar 29 - 6:22 PM

P.J. Tucker started in place of DeMarre Carroll (back) on Monday vs. the Magic and finished with seven points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block and one triple in 33 minutes.

Tucker has seen a spike in minutes recently because of Carroll's injury and Serge Ibaka's suspension last week, so keep rolling him out there if you rebounds, defensive stats and the occasional 3-pointer -- he has seven steals over his last two games. He finished 3-of-5 from the field in 33 minutes, but there are probably some better options on your wire unless you're specifically targeting steals.
Mar 27 - 10:39 PM

P.J. Tucker scored nine points with nine rebounds, three assists, four steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Mavs on Saturday.

With DeMarre Carroll (back) out, coach Dwane Casey pulled a page out of Suns coach Earl Watson's playbook with heavy run of Tucker against strong offensive players. The Raptors are getting some serious value out of Tucker from their second-round pick at the deadline and he could make a big impact in the postseason, but most fantasy owners should be looking elsewhere unless he's being added as a steals specialist. There are a lot of hot pickups out there.
Mar 26 - 12:34 AM

P.J. Tucker started for Serge Ibaka on Thursday with nine points, seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and three 3-pointers against the Heat.

The Raptors have gone with Tucker at power forward quite a bit since they signed him, but most of the time it's when he's next to Ibaka. Tucker isn't exactly a stats guy for fantasy unless he's racking up the steals, but he has to be pumped about getting some playoff action. "I know the intensity goes up but my intensity never goes down. So for me, I'm excited about it," Tucker said about the upcoming playoff run. Tucker still isn't going to be worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
Mar 23 - 11:15 PM

P.J. Tucker is likely to start for Serge Ibaka against the Heat on Thursday.

Ibaka is serving his one-game suspension for throwing a punch earlier this week. The Raptors can get away with going smaller against the Heat with the Heat not having many options at power forward. Besides Tucker, there should be more minutes going to Norman Powell and Pat Patterson may also play slightly more. Without Serge, Jonas Valanciunas should also play more against Hassan Whiteside, assuming he can go.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Ibaka out of action, Tucker figures to see more than 30 minutes of court time and sets up as one of the best punt plays at the SF spot on Thursday. He's not typically a strong per-minute producer, but his 0.79 FPPM with Lowry/Ibaka off the floor this month would be enough for him to hit value. Patrick Patterson should also see increased run off the bench, but his ceiling is fairly limited.
Mar 23 - 6:11 PM