P.J. Tucker wins Suns Majerle Hustle Award

(Photo via suns.com) Before the Suns’ huge showdown against the Memphis Grizzlies, Suns forward P.J. Tucker was presented with the 2013-2014 Majerle Hustle Award at US Airways Center. The award is presented to the Suns player that most displays the kind of hustle and heart that Suns legend Dan Majerle did in his playing days. Tucker also won the award last year, making him the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' playoff hopes get boost with win over Thunder

If the Suns truly do not want to be denied a playoff chance, they just need to take on the ways of their emotional leader, P.J. Tucker, on nights like Sunday night when he helped them move back into playoff position by beating Oklahoma City 122-115 at US Airways Center. Knocked woozy and nose bleeding after a head-on collision with Kevin Durant, Tucker left the court with 37 seconds...
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Suns rise into eighth with 'needed' win over OKC

PHOENIX -- Just when it appeared the Suns had been unofficially excised from the NBA playoff derby by the Los Angeles basketball collective, another uprising occurred. This time it was a 122-115 triumph over the Thunder on Sunday night at US Airways Center that provided oxygen for their postseason bid. "This is a win we needed to have," first-year coach Jeff Hornacek said...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker wants to return to Phoenix as a restricted free agent

Suns forward P.J. Tucker is a fascinating story. Drafted in 2006 by the Raptors, he was sent to the D-League and eventually released. He bounced around Europe for several years before landing with Phoenix. Now he's a starter for a team within range of the playoffs and is their tough, emotional leader. Coach Jeff Hornacek told me earlier this season that when the Suns are down...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker Hopes To Re-Sign Long-Term With Suns

P.J. Tucker wants to re-sign with the Phoenix Suns when he becomes a free agent in July, but the veteran forward knows a deal will be for a higher price than the veteran-minimum salary he has played with the past two seasons. "Of course, why would I not?" Tucker said. "They brought me here. I think I exceeded their expectations and mine with what has transpired. ...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' Tucker suspended vs. Cavs

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended by the NBA and will miss Wednesday's game against the Cavaliers. Tucker was suspended for one game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the chin. Tucker is the Suns' regular starter at small forward. In a chat with readers, Suns beat writer Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic indicated Marcus...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Basketball 2014: All Tuckered Out

  Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images PJ Tucker 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...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns' Tucker gets 1-game suspension for elbowing Griffin

NEW YORK --€“ Suns forward P.J. Tucker has been suspended one game without pay for elbowing Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the chin, it was announced Tuesday by Rod Thorn, NBA president of basketball operations. The incident occurred with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers'€™ 112-105 win over the Suns on Monday at Staples Center. Tucker will...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

For Suns' Tucker, $5,000 fine came with much relief

The Suns opted to stand pat Thursday at the NBA trade deadline, keeping their roster intact for the stretch run and retaining a handful of valuable assets that they'll now carry forward into the offseason. But in the 24 hours leading up to the deadline, at least one Phoenix player was concerned that he was headed out of town. Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns sign forward Tucker to 2-year deal

PHOENIX The Phoenix Suns have signed forward P.J. Tucker to a two-year contract. The Suns say the team's front office and coaching staff were impressed with Tucker's performance in the Las Vegas Summer League, leading to the signing. The 6-foot-6, 244-pound forward played the last five seasons internationally. Tucker was a second-round draft pick of the Toronto Raptors...
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August 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

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