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P.J. Tucker | Guard/Forward

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 235
College: Texas
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P.J. Tucker came up huge in Sunday's win vs. the Thunder, scoring 22 points on only nine shot attempts while adding seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Tucker got hit hard in the face, which caused him to briefly exit, but it may also have fired him up as he played with singular ferocity down the stretch. He drained 4-of-5 shots from downtown, which highlights his sneaky fantasy value -- with season averages of 9.6 points, 0.9 threes, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.3 steals, Tucker has established himself as a reliable top-100 roto option. Apr 7 - 12:14 AM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker was one of many Suns to struggle in Sunday's loss, playing just 18 minutes to finish with four points and four rebounds.

Phoenix fell behind by double-digits very early, after which Tucker's defense became less important than Gerald Green's scoring. Tucker is averaging 33 minutes per game in March and he should resume his typical role vs. the Clippers on Wednesday.
Mar 31 - 12:24 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played 36 minutes against the Hawks on Monday with eight points, 11 boards, four assists, three steals and one 3-pointer.

He suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Wolves and it was not a factor tonight. Tucker has really come on strong in his age-28 season and it's hard to believe he was out of the NBA from 2007-12. He is a solid player to own in deeper formats and his presence as a perimeter defender has really helped him hold his average of 31 minutes per game.
Mar 24 - 10:44 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker injured his ankle vs. the Wolves on Sunday, but he was able to return and finish with 19 points, two 3-pointers and eight rebounds in a comeback victory.

Tucker drained 6-of-11 field goals (including two 3-pointers) and 5-of-5 free throws, without showing any obvious discomfort from his injury in the second half. We'll keep an eye on him in case the injury worsens before Monday's game in Atlanta, but for now we're considering him probable.
Mar 23 - 6:21 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played a team-high 41 minutes against the Celtics on Friday with 11 points, 10 boards, five steals and one 3-pointer.

He was suspended during Wednesday’s game for hitting Blake Griffin in the head on Monday and he should still see starter's minutes. The Suns are likely going to keep Gerald Green as a third guard which should only hurt Tucker’s shot total and not his minutes. He's a solid guy in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Mar 15 - 12:06 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker is off suspension and will start Friday's game against the Celtics.

The Suns rotation is getting shaken up thanks to the return of Eric Bledsoe, but Tucker keeps his starting gig. Gerald Green is going to the bench. That said, Tucker's playing time could be squeezed as the Suns are now very deep. He's not going to be getting 34.4 minutes like he has in his last five games.
Mar 14 - 12:45 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game for throwing an "elbow to the chin" of Blake Griffin on Monday.

He won't play Wednesday but will be back in the starting lineup vs. Boston on Friday, so plan accordingly. His temporary absence should mean extra playing time for Gerald Green, Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris.
Mar 11 - 7:01 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker threw a punch and landed it when he and Blake Griffin tumbled to the ground, and aside from being ejected from Monday's game he's almost certainly looking at a suspension.

The only real question will be whether or not it's limited to just one game, and any absence will likely buoy the minutes of Gerald Green and the Morris twins. Tucker left the game with 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and an 8-of-11 mark from the line, so needless to say he was having a good night.
Mar 11 - 1:29 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker started and played 43 minutes in Thursday's win over the Thunder, finishing with seven points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 2-of-3 shooting.

The minutes were fantastic, but he was outplayed by both of the Morris twins tonight. Tucker is averaging 9.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five games, but with Marcus Morris coming on, might be a shaky fantasy play going forward.
Mar 7 - 12:40 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored a team-high 18 points against the Clippers during Tuesday's 104-96 loss, adding 10 boards, two assists and two steals in 39 minutes.

He hasn't topped more than 10 points since his first game after the All-Star break, so this offensive output was unexpected. Tucker does have respectable averages of 1.5 steals and 7.9 boards over his previous 10, which puts him on the radar in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Mar 5 - 1:42 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker hit just 2-of-11 shots but finished Tuesday's loss with six points, 16 rebounds, a steal and two blocks.

Tucker's been racking up some serious rebounds lately and is averaging 8.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals over his last three games. But the rebounds come with a price, as he's scored no more than nine points in each of his last three games, hitting just 8-of-27 shots. If you're in need of rebounds, Tucker is worth a look because he qualifies at shooting guard in most leagues, and is playing well despite the shooting slump.
Feb 26 - 12:47 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker hit 4-of-11 shots for 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and three steals in Wednesday's win.

Tucker, who is starting at small forward, has double-doubles in three of his last four games and looks like a player who should be picked up in some leagues right now. Whether he can stay hot remains to be seen, but he's the definition of hot right now.
Feb 20 - 12:48 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker had 13 points and 11 rebounds in Tuesday's overtime win over the Nuggets.

The Nuggets are notorious for giving up big games to opposing forwards this season, and Markieff Morris and Channing Frye also played well in this one. Tucker has double-doubles in two of his last three games, and six of them on the season. But as we've seen, he's been too inconsistent to be relied upon in fantasy. Maybe that's about to change, but make sure you don't cut a reliable player to take a flier on the suddenly hot Sun.
Feb 19 - 1:58 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played 37 minutes against the Heat on Tuesday with 14 points, eight boards, five assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

He always logs big minutes against elite wing guys, so the solid output is not a surprise at all. Tucker has put together three solid games in a row, averaging 14.3 points, 9.3 boards, 1.3 steals and 1.3 triples. While he's not a high-ceiling player in standard leagues, Tucker is a nice asset to have in deeper formats.
Feb 11 - 11:54 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker got loose for 16 points, 15 rebounds, four steals and two 3-pointers on 5-of-10 shooting in Saturday's impressive win over the Warriors.

Tucker has gone on runs like this before, but usually comes back with a dud or two. He's always worth keeping an eye on as long as he's starting at small forward for the Suns, but was averaging just 8.25 points, 5.75 rebounds, 0.25 steals and 0.25 3-pointers over his previous four games. Chances are there are several better options than Tucker sitting on your league's waiver wire.
Feb 9 - 1:27 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Goran Dragic
2Archie Goodwin
3Ishmael Smith
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Leandro Barbosa
4Dionte Christmas
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Marcus Morris
PF1Channing Frye
2Markieff Morris
3Shavlik Randolph
C1Miles Plumlee
2Alex Len
3Vyacheslav Kravtsov
4Emeka Okafor