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P.J. Tucker | Guard/Forward | #17

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (30) / 5/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 260
College: Texas
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (5) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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P.J. Tucker failed to score in 38 minutes vs. the Jazz on Saturday, missing all three of his shots from the field.
Tucker recently said that he is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him at the deadline, so he certainly didn't boost his stock with this performance. The swingman added just four assists and one board to his name with a couple of turnovers, but he does have enough upside to warrant a hold in standard leagues for any owner in need of 3-pointers, boards and steals. Feb 7 - 1:28 AM

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P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker is hopeful that the Suns will not trade him.

"I love being in Phoenix," Tucker said. "It’s been my longest stop of my career and hopefully it continues." Tucker is on the last year of his deal and the Suns are tanking, so he should draw plenty of interest prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. The Raptors have been linked with the swingman, but a move to Toronto would be bad news for his fantasy value. To be clear, nothing is imminent.
Feb 6 - 9:51 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

The Raptors have reportedly expressed interest in trading for P.J. Tucker.

It makes sense as the Raptors’ small forwards have been ravished by injuries, although Tucker would lose a lot of value in Toronto once DeMarre Carroll (knee) is able to get back on the court. It's unclear exactly what assets the Raptors would send to the Suns in order to make this deal happen, but Stein reports that Phoenix is likely seeking a "nice" draft pick as compensation.
Feb 3 - 1:45 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker fared well vs. LeBron James and the Cavs, finishing Wednesday's road loss with 13 points, three 3-pointers, seven boards, two assists, one steal and only one turnover in 35 minutes.

Tucker appears to relish the challenge vs. LBJ -- in his first game vs. Cleveland this season, he racked up 14 points, two triples, six boards, two assists and three steals. He's been a borderline 9-cat option since Jan. 1, and most waiver wires feature free agents with greater upside.
Jan 27 - 9:43 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker hit just 1-of-8 shots but still finished Tuesday's loss with seven points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer.

He salvaged a nice line out of an off night and continues to be a borderline player to own in 12-team leagues. He had 16 points and six boards in his previous game, but didn't even score in the one prior to that due to a chest injury.
Jan 26 - 9:43 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker played 39 minutes on Saturday against the Hawks with 16 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

He was very aggressive on both ends and his chest contusion from Thursday seemed like a non-issue. T.J. Warren is kind of in the doghouse right now, so Tucker is the guy to own for value leading up to the trade deadline next month. A trade would likely cripple his value, though.
Jan 24 - 12:06 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker (chest) will play on Saturday vs. the Hawks.

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said that Tucker is "OK," and the fact that he was listed as probable suggests that the injury isn't serious. The Suns will be very short-handed on Saturday, so Tucker is worth deploying if you're looking for 3-pointers, boards and steals.
Jan 23 - 7:26 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker (chest) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday against the Hawks.

Kawhi Leonard's knee to his chest on Thursday doesn't sound like it will cost him a total game. Tucker's likely return means that T.J. Warren will play slightly less tonight while Sonny Weems should barely play. Tucker will play some power forward tonight, so he'll be a nice fantasy option, assuming he's a go.
Jan 23 - 4:13 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker (chest) is questionable to play against the Hawks on Saturday.

He took a Kawhi Leonard knee to his sternum on Thursday in the first quarter and did not return. There is no word if he's had an X-ray and the current diagnosis isn a chest bruise. If he's out, T.J. Warren will be very busy and should be owned in standard leagues. Sonny Weems will also play more.
Jan 22 - 8:51 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker (chest contusion) will not return on Thursday and T.J. Warren started the third quarter.

The Suns only have eight healthy bodies now and hopefully Tucker is just day-to-day right now. He was kneed in the chest and there's still no word if the team will re-evaluate him. Warren is already worth a stash and would be a must-own guy if Tucker is out for several games.
Jan 21 - 11:57 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker was kneed in the sternum and is questionable to return against the Spurs on Thursday.

That explains why he went to the locker room. There's no word of Tucker getting a chest X-ray yet, but that's also a possible exam on the horizon for him. If he is going to miss time, we'll be seeing a lot of T.J. Warren and Sonny Weems.
Jan 21 - 11:06 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker went to the locker room against the Spurs on Thursday.

He tried to take a charge against Kawhi Leonard and he was in some pain. It looked like he got a knee to the midsection, but maybe it was to his hip or something. If he's out, T.J. Warren will go from doghouse to penthouse for minutes.
Jan 21 - 10:58 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker double-doubled in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers, scoring 12 points with 10 boards, five assists and two 3-pointers in 45 minutes.

Markieff Morris (shoulder) and Mirza Teletovic (ankle) both left the game early and Jon Leuer (back) was a late scratch, so Tucker was forced to step up because T.J. Warren is in the doghouse. Tucker was held to single-digit points in his previous four games, but he could have a larger role in the offense if any of those bigs miss any additional time. He is worth owning in standard leagues for now, but trusting any of the Suns in fantasy is going to be frustrating.
Jan 20 - 1:08 AM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

P.J. Tucker scored just four points on 1-of-7 shooting during Sunday's blowout loss to the Timberwolves, although he rounded out his stat line with five assists, seven boards and one steal through 29 minutes of work.

Tucker is in a major shooting funk, shooting a putrid 23.3 percent from the field over his past four games, although his fantasy value is not derived from the scoring department. Tucker has been a sneaky fourth-round stud in 9-cat leagues since the Eric Bledsoe (knee) injury with averages of 8.7 points, 6.4 boards, 2.4 assists, 1.1 three-pointers, 1.0 turnover and an elite 2.0 steals per contest. He should be considered a must-own guy in all leagues, despite the recent shooting slump.
Jan 17 - 6:08 PM
P.J. Tucker - G/F - Suns

Mirza Teletovic and P.J. Tucker have been discussed as trade targets, according to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News.

The Suns are waiting until they fall out of the playoff picture before making a move, which shouldn't be too long after going 1-12 in their last 13 games. Tucker will be coveted as an extra defender and would lose a lot of value if he's dealt. He's still someone worth owning in standard leagues, but selling high makes sense. T.J. Warren could benefit big time.
Jan 15 - 4:52 PM

Depth Charts

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