P.J. Tucker contributed a mere five points (2-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with five rebounds, one steal, and two turnovers in 22 minutes during Sunday's win against the Raptors.
Things have gone downhill for Tucker since he uncharacteristically went off for 20 points back on Nov. 18 against the Bulls. In the following six games, Tucker is averaging only 4.8 points in 26.3 minutes, while reaching double digits in the scoring column on only one occasion. The veteran is beginning to lose minutes to the ascendant T.J. Warren at small forward, and that trend only figures to continue while Warren shows significantly more aptitude as a scorer. Tucker remains the better defensive presence of the two players, but that may not mean quite as much any longer now that the 30-year-old can't seem to hold his weight on offense.
P.J. Tucker posted 20 points (8-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and seven rebounds in 34 minutes Wednesday against the Bulls.
Tucker made the most of backup teammate T.J. Warren (illness) sitting, and logged a season-high 34 minutes for a season-best 20 points. That being said, with Warren not expected to miss much time, Tucker won't likely keep this up and can be ignored in shallower formats.
P.J. Tucker is averaging 5.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and one steal over 24.5 minutes per game this season.
The emergence of second-year forward T.J. Warren has resulted in Tucker losing about six minutes per game from his 2014-15 average, and that number should only plunge as Warren becomes more accustomed to the NBA game. Tucker still has his usefulness in the Phoenix Suns ' rotation, particularly on the defensive end of the court, but his lack of scoring ability makes playing him for extended stretches of actions less than ideal for coach Jeff Hornacek.
P.J. Tucker accumulated 27 minutes as starter Monday versus the Phoenix Suns and scored six points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go with three rebounds, two assists, and a steal.
Tucker is getting the opportunities, but isn't taking advantage of the significant minutes he's receiving. He only took two shots all night, and was outscored by backup forward T.J. Warren. He'll probably continue to see plenty of minutes, but he'll have to get more involved in the offense to make a bigger fantasy impact.
P.J. Tucker is averaging 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists over three preseason games.
Tucker looks to be on track to open the season as the Phoenix Suns ' starting small forward, a role he's filled in solid fashion for much of the past three seasons. The 30-year-old isn't a standout in any one area, but his ability to pull down boards and knock down threes at steady clips has afforded him coach Jeff Hornacek's trust. He should make for serviceable bench filler in deeper formats.
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