P.J. TUCKER NEWS

Phoenix Suns formally re-sign P.J. Tucker

Suns forward P.J. Tucker playing solid defense on Warriors guard Klay Thompson (AP photo/ Tony Avelar) The Phoenix Suns have officially re-signed forward P.J. Tucker on Wednesday, after agreeing to a three-year deal earlier in the month. Tucker, 29, has had an interesting basketball career after playing at the University of  Texas. He was drafted in the second round of the 2006...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warren makes stellar impression with Summer League Suns

PHOENIX -- In 2013, what happened for the Suns in Vegas didn't stay there. And that was a good thing. The rise of the Morris twins in the NBA Summer League continued in Phoenix, and P.J. Tucker went directly from The Strip to the Suns' starting lineup. Things were more forgettable this season, although it's unwise to go all-in on anything that happens while working against...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Elijah Millsap be the Next P.J. Tucker?

Elijah Millsap, the 26-year-old younger brother of Paul Millsap has been getting looks from NBA teams since he went undrafted in 2010 and hopes to be following a similar track to P.J. Tucker who made multiple trips to Vegas in the summer before landing a job with the Suns. “P.J. Tucker was 27 when he made pro,” Millsap said. “Guys like that are very inspirational and give you hope.”
Via Pro Bball Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Bball Report Week in Review 07/13/14

On Pro Bball Report last week: Free agency, James Johnson, Masai Ujiri, Kyle Lowry, Raptors Summer League, Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira, Bruno Caboclo, Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Gordon Hayward, P.J. Tucker and more.
Via Pro Bball Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns trying to get back into Luol Deng talks

The Phoenix Suns are looking to take the next step after a very surprising 2013-14 season, and they have their eyes on one player in particular that they think could help them take that next step. According to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN, the Suns are trying to push themselves back into the race to sign free agent small forward Luol Deng. He would be an upgrade over P.J. Tucker...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Re-Sign P.J. Tucker

The Phoenix Suns have re-signed forward P.J. Tucker to a three-year deal worth $16.5 million, according to RealGM. The Suns are also pursuing guard Isaiah Thomas, who is not expected to re-sign with the Kings. Tucker was absent from the league for five years before being signed by the Suns in... The post Phoenix Suns Re-Sign P.J. Tucker appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns: P.J. Tucker Resigning Grade

Phoenix Suns: P.J. Tucker Resigning Grade By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Contract: 3 seasons, 16.5 million (5.5 million per season) I really like P.J. Tucker as a player and all of the little things he brings to his team, but I really dislike this signing. This is just another in a run of ridiculous NBA signings this offseason and although he was a starter for...
Via HoopStuff
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns News: P.J. Tucker agrees to 3-year extension

The Phoenix Suns make their first move in free agency by re-signing one of the leaders of the team, P.J. Tucker to a three-year $16.5 million extension, according to Paul Coro of Azcentral. The Suns lost one of their core locker room leaders, Channing Frye, to the Orlando Magic. This made the re-signing of Tucker a top priority for the Suns. Tucker being the teams best defender...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns bring Tucker back with 3-year, $16.5 million deal

The Suns made their first strike of the 2014 NBA free-agency campaign by agreeing to terms with forward P.J. Tucker on a three-year contract worth a reported $16.5 million. Tucker, a restricted free agent, earned this reward two years after he returned to the United States from five years of plying his trade overseas. In his second season as a Sun, Tucker moved into the starting...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
14 days ago  |  Discuss

P.J. Tucker Signs Three-Year, $16.5M Deal With Suns

The Phoenix Suns and P.J. Tucker have agreed upon a three-year deal worth $16.5 million in fully guaranteed money, league sources tell RealGM. Tucker averaged 9.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 30.7 minutes per game last season for the Suns. Tucker was drafted in 2006 by the Toronto Raptors, but played in just one season before going overseas and returning to the NBA in 2012.
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors: Best Value Players to Target

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports Masai Ujiri did it again. He managed to trade Steve Novak’s corpse and his two-year, $7.2 million contract. With this move, the Toronto Raptors have re-signed their backup point guard Greivis Vasquez and can sign another wing player that they desperately need. The biggest need for Toronto in the 2013-14 season was a gritty wing defender. This...
Via The Sideline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns playing waiting game in free agency

During our last visit to the NBA's free-agent frenzy of 2014, the basketball-loving citizens of Phoenix were awaiting their cue to exhale. That was almost a week ago. And they're still waiting. This prolonged breath holding has been taken on behalf of the Suns, who might or might not be ready to rock the basketball world with a dramatic reshaping of their roster when the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Raptors Land The Suns P.J. Tucker?

Movement on mid-tier players like the Suns 29-year-old RFA P.J. Tucker are solidly in stall mode, a situation that creates rampant speculation. However, Tucker could be the ideal fit in Toronto as the Raptors are looking for a big defensive wing and there are plenty of reasons why this one-time Raptor could be very much in play shortly.
Via Pro Bball Report
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Several teams pursuing PJ Tucker

PJ Tucker defends Portland Trailblazers Nicolas Batum during a game in Phoenix on November 21, 2012. Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) The teams pursuing Eric Bledsoe have been revealed, rumors still surround a possible trade for Goran Dragic, and now restricted free agent PJ Tucker is getting suitors. Several unnamed teams have been hesitant to make any kind...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker receive extended qualifying offers from the Suns

  The Phoenix Suns did what was needed in order to retain the rights to their restricted free agents Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker by extending qualifying offers to them both. The Suns have said all along they want to bring both players back. They have the right to match any offer either player should receive. But it remains to be seen exactly the amount both Bledsoe and Tucker will...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Extend Qualifying Offers To Bledsoe, Tucker

The Phoenix Suns have extended qualifying offers to Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker. Bledsoe appeared in 43 games for the Suns in 2013-14, averaging career-highs of 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.9 minutes while also shooting a career-best 47.7 percent from the field. In his first season with the Suns, and fourth in the NBA after being acquired in a trade...
Via RealGM
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns Extend Qualifying Offers to Bledsoe, Tucker

The Phoenix Suns announced today that the team has extended qualifying offers to guard Eric Bledsoe and forward P.J. Tucker. Bledsoe appeared in 43 games for the Suns in 2013-14, averaging career-highs of 17.7 points, 5.5 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.9 minutes while also shooting a career-best 47.7 percent from the field. In his first season with the Suns, and fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns extend qualifying offers to Bledsoe, Tucker

PHOENIX -- The Suns extended qualifying offers to restricted free agents Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker, the team announced Friday morning. In accordance with the league's collective bargaining agreement, in order for a team to retain its right of first refusal with respect to a restricted free agent, the team must tender the player a qualifying offer prior to June 30. A restricted...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns select T.J. Warren with 14th overall pick of 2014 NBA Draft

(Courtesy of barclayscenter.com) With the 14th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft the Phoenix Suns have selected T.J. Warren out of N.C. State University. He is a versatile small forward who can finish near the basket almost every time he’s around it. A very good post up man but he lacks defensively which is a work in progress. Yet, Warren scored 24.9 points per game last season and should...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns GM McDonough believes it’s ‘unlikely’ they keep all three first-round picks

(Courtesy of vaughtsviews.com) During an interview with Orlando radio, Phoenix Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough expressed to CBS Orlando that the Suns will more than likely trade at least one of their three first-round picks. This is not a surprising announcement whatsoever as having three first-round picks gives the team more attention in trade talks. After all, the Suns are...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns GM McDonough: ‘We want to sign Bledsoe, Tucker quickly’

USA TODAY Sports By now many NBA teams have figured out which of their free agents they will re-sign and who they will let go.  Two of the biggest names on the Phoenix Suns’ list are P.J. Tucker and Eric Bledsoe. Re-signing the two is seen as a high priority for the team and they want to get it over and done with as quickly as possible.  That is according to Suns’ general manager...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns uncertanties make for the most interesting offseason

  With the NBA Finals over the off-season has officially begun. And questions and uncertainties are abundant for the Phoenix Suns. They have three starters whom may or may not return next year. They also hold three first round picks that are essentially like a swiss army knife for the Suns right now. Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker are restricted free agents and are set to test the...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Future still uncertain for Suns restricted free agent P.J. Tucker

P.J. Tucker spent Thursday afternoon 2 miles away from US Airways Center, donating $9,000 and putting on a youth basketball clinic at the I.G. Homes branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. When he left, Tucker did not say goodbye. He mentioned popping by there again. As a Sun or a visitor? Tucker becomes a restricted free agent at the end of June but there is nothing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Suns RFA forward P.J. Tucker to test free agency

PhoenixSuns.com Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker couldn’t have had a break out season at a better time.  The former member of the Toronto Raptors who had only played 17 NBA games as a rookie in the 2006.07 season before joining the Suns after spending several years in the wildness of European basketball. In his first season with the Suns in the 2012-13 season, Tucker started 45...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker accept All-Defensive Team votes

(Courtesy of valleyofthesuns.com) Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker and guard Eric Bledsoe have received well deserved votes for the 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive Team. Both Bledsoe and Tucker became team leaders over the course of the season, all the while helping shape a more stout and persistent defense in Phoenix. Though the Suns just missed out on a playoff appearance that just...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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