Tucker (back) could be cleared to play in Wednesday's season opener, The Arizona Republic reports.
T.J. Warren has already been declared the starting small forward for the opener even if Tucker is available to play. Tucker started 80 games for the Suns at small forward last season, but the starting role is very much up in the air right now, with Warren presumably having the advantage. The plan is for Tucker to work his way back into the swing of things.
Tucker (back) participated in some 3-on-3 work during Monday's practice, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Tucker has slowly increased his on-court activities in recent weeks, but Monday's availability for 3-on-3 work is another big step in his recovery. By participating in 3-on-3, it appears Tucker is able to at least take some contact, which means he's progressing towards a return early on in the regular season. With that said, it's still unlikely Tucker will be ready to go for the regular season opener on Oct. 26, which means T.J. Warren should begin the year as the team's starting small forward.
Tucker (back) has been able to increase his on-court activities during workouts within recent days, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Tucker has taken part in some "skill work and team work," according to the report, but he's still not particularly close to a return to full-contact practices. After undergoing back surgery in mid-September, Tucker will be sidelined for the start of the regular season and could miss the first few weeks of action.
Tucker (back) resumed running during Thursday's practice, Paul Coro of AZcentral.com reports.
After undergoing surgery on his lower back in September, Tucker opened up training camp as a severely limited participant. He was able to go through set shooting on Wednesday and has now started to do some running, which seems to indicate he's progressing well in his recovery. Tucker will likely remain limited throughout the rest of the preseason schedule and could sit out some regular season games as well, which would allow T.J. Warren to begin the year as the team's starting small forward.
It's good to see Tucker on the court in some capacity, but with the swingman not even cleared to run yet, he still has a long way to go before returning to active status for the
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