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For a guy who was supposedly too short, too slow, out of shape and couldn’t shoot, PJ Tucker has really carved out a niche for this season’s best surprise story, the Phoenix Suns.
He is relentless, emotional and tenacious nearly to a fault, but some of that energy and hustle shows through in his fantasy stats, where he’s been a solid source of rebounds, threes and steals all season long.
Tucker is not a classic NBA tweener – he’s basically the height of an average shooting guard but he plays like an unathletic power forward, a ‘power guard’ if you will. Up until this season he also wasn’t a viable fantasy basketball option, in any form of the game – but minutes will do a strange thing to a fringe NBA player, as Wesley Johnson and Kendall Marshall can attest to.
As the starting SF for the fast-paced Suns, he’s produced a bevy of helpful stats across the board, albeit struggling to put together long stretches of consistent play, but he’