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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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P.J. Tucker missed all five shots from the field and didn't score against the Spurs on Monday, adding two rebounds, one assist and three steals in 30 minutes.
He was supposed to stop Kawhi Leonard, but that didn't happen. Tucker had a slight limp in the first half, but he was able to play through it. With T.J. Warren playing well, it's going to be tough for Tucker to remain consistent. Nov 24 - 1:28 AM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored a season-high 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting vs. the Bulls, knocking down one 3-pointer with seven rebounds in 34 minutes.

Tucker has been a steady top-100 play over the past two seasons, but quite frankly he's a boring guy to own. He's averaging only 24.5 minutes this season, down five minutes from last year, which is enough to bump him out of standard-league contention. We'll let you know if his minutes stay high in the Suns' next few games.
Nov 19 - 1:16 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker said he's not concerned with what he brings to the box score.

"For me, it’s not points, rebounds, anything that’s in the box score," Tucker said. "It’s getting the 50-50 balls, it’s getting all the hustle plays. It’s being able to help your teammate, making a team take the shots we want them to take. It’s those things that lead to wins." Tucker was a sneaky mid-round asset last year due to his ability to bring a bit of everything to the stat sheet, but with the development of T.J. Warren his role and minutes have diminished, rendering him a non-option in standard leagues.
Nov 18 - 11:44 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played 31 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday with seven points, six rebounds, three steals and one 3-pointer.

Markieff Morris (knee) missed some time tonight, but almost all indications are that this injury isn't serious. If Morris does need to miss time, Tucker's minutes figure to consistently be over 30, which would give him enough value to own in standard leagues for the short term.
Nov 13 - 1:36 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played only 21 minutes during Sunday's loss in OKC, finishing with three points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

His lone make came from downtown but he was 1-of-5 from the field, and this erases any momentum he had after a solid game on Friday. T.J. Warren (17 points in 23 minutes) is a continuous threat to Tucker's playing time, which is one more reason to view the veteran as a borderline option despite his starting job.
Nov 8 - 9:55 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker started to get back on track in the Suns' 100-92 loss to the Pistons on Friday, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting (including a three) with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

Tucker is available on most standard league waiver wires because he has been practically non-existent this season. But when he's producing in a normal range, he'll plod his way to late-round value and for that reason owners may want to keep one eye on him this week.
Nov 7 - 2:02 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker continued to disappoint with just four points on 2-of-6 shooting, four rebounds, one assist and two steals in 24 minutes on Friday against the Blazers.

Tucker used to be a consistent low-end play but now he's not even that. It's possible he's on the outs amidst ever-changing priorities in Phoenix, but it's more likely at this point that he returns to past form. Still, that's not great calculus for a hold in 12-team formats.
Oct 31 - 3:21 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played nine minutes against the Mavericks on Wednesday with two points and one rebound.

He picked up two fouls in the first few minutes and that was his undoing. Tucker should be better than this as the Suns were destroyed on their home court and the rotation fell apart.
Oct 29 - 3:31 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker missed all five of his shots vs. the Mavs on Wednesday, going scoreless with six rebounds and three steals in 20 minutes.

Tucker is not an exciting fantasy pick. He is starting at SF, however, and is a mild favorite to keep the job despite competition from T.J. Warren. Tucker is likely to be a subtle top-100 value as he was last year, when he averaged 9.1 points, 1.1 threes, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 0.3 blocks per game. It's worth noting that he's missed eight games total in the past three seasons.
Oct 21 - 11:57 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

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
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Bryce Cotton
3Ronnie Price
SG1Brandon Knight
2Sonny Weems
3Archie Goodwin
4Devin Booker
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len