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September 5, 2020 01:20 AM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Impactful despite scoring only six points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker amassed six points (2-7 FG, 2-7 3Pt), nine rebounds, two steals and one assist in 36 minutes during Friday's 112-97 victory over the Lakers.

Tucker was at his defiant best Friday, causing the Lakers plenty of headaches with his passion and tenacity on the defensive end. While only recording two steals and zero blocks, his impact was unquestionable and certainly went a long way to helping the Rockets get the win.

August 29, 2020 08:32 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Ejected in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker was ejected during Saturday's Game 5 against the Thunder, Erik Horne of The Athletic reports.

Dennis Schroder hit Tucker in the groin while fighting through a screen in the third quarter, and Tucker responded after the play by headbutting Schroder. Both players were ejected. Tucker finishes the game with five points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt), six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

August 24, 2020 09:32 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Double-doubles in Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker finished with 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt), 11 rebounds and one assist in 38 minutes during Monday's 117-114 Game 4 loss to the Thunder.

Tucker has reached double figures in scoring while draining at least three treys in three of the first four playoff games. He's one of the few players that Houston coach Mike D'Antoni trusts to occupy the power forward and center positions, and Tucker is almost certainly going to play a lot of minutes again in Wednesday's Game 5.

August 21, 2020 11:40 AM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Scores 14 thanks to four treys
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker turned in 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-4 3Pt), five rebounds and an assist in 30 minutes during Thursday's 111-98 Game 2 win over the Thunder.

Tucker couldn't miss from beyond the arc, sinking treys from his usual spots in the corners as well as from above the break. He has a great deal of responsibility defensively and continues to expend most of his energy on that end; offensively, Tucker's strictly a floor spacer who hoists away when the ball is swung his way. Those considering Tucker for fantasy purposes can be comforted by the fact that he almost always earns 30-plus minutes, but this sort of scoring outburst is fairly rare for the 35-year-old forward.

August 2, 2020 11:48 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Strong offensive night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker finished with 11 points (4-14 FG, 3-12 3Pt), four boards, three assists, one block and one steal in 38 minutes of a 120-116 win against Milwaukee on Sunday.

Tucker took advantage of the Buck's defensive scheme giving him open looks from deep to take a season-high 12 shots from behind the arc, While it wasn't his most efficient shooting night, he knocked enough down to reach double-digit scoring in the contest on a night where all five Houston starters finished in double figures. He'll face the Trail Blazers on Tuesday.

March 12, 2020 08:24 AM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Strong defensive effort Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker posted three points (1-2 FG, 1-3 3Pt), 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 36 minutes during Tuesday's 117-111 victory over the Timberwolves.

Tucker was a nonfactor offensively, but he made his mark on the game through impressive rebounding and defense. The performance marked just the second time in Tucker's career that he's gone for at least 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Since the All-Star break, he's averaging 5.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31.7 minutes.

March 1, 2020 09:36 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Nearly double-doubles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker finished with nine points (3-7 FG, 3-6 3Pt), 13 rebounds, three blocks and one assist across 39 minutes during Saturday's 111-110 overtime victory over the Celtics.

Tucker saw more outside shots than his previous average of 4.1 three-point attempts, but the most surprising element of his game came from in the paint. The 34-year-old's stout performance in the paint earned him season highs in both blocks (three) and offensive rebounds (six). Tucker offers varying fantasy value but continues to prove how formidable he is as an undersized center, demonstrated by Houston's seventh win in eight contests since the lineup change.

February 26, 2020 01:20 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Fails to connect from three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker posted two points (1-3 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 25 minutes during Monday's 123-112 win over the Knicks.

Tucker wasn't able to connect from distance Monday, but he still made an impact with solid rebounding and good defensive stats. In February, he's averaging 6.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.7 threes, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steal in 32.9 minutes.

February 12, 2020 01:52 AM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Disappointing performance Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker managed just four points (1-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 116-105 victory over the Celtics.

Tucker is playing big minutes as the starting center for the Rockets, although the production has not yet followed suit. He is outside the top-150 over the past week and the change of role does not appear to be agreeing with him from a statistical standpoint. He is fine to use as a steals streamer but that's about where his 12-team value ends at this point.

February 10, 2020 01:20 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Nearly the hero
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker finished with nine points (3-5 FG, 3-3 3Pt), four assists, and three rebounds in 36 minutes Sunday in the Rockets' 114-113 loss to the Jazz.

Tucker caught a kick-out pass from Russell Westbrook and nailed a corner three to give the Rockets the lead with 2.6 seconds remaining. However, the next and final possession of the game resulted in Utah's Bojan Bogdanovic burying a dagger over Tucker. It will be interesting to see how Tucker's role changes now that he's the team's starting center, but the early returns haven't been all that encouraging. In the six games the Rockets have played since Clint Capela was out with a heel injury before being traded, Tucker is averaging 6.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 three-pointers, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal in 34.3 minutes.

February 7, 2020 09:08 AM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Steady in revamped role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker provided 11 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds and a blocked shot across 31 minutes in Thursday's 121-111 win over the Lakers.

With Clint Capela and Nene shipped out of town, the Rockets let the trade deadline pass without acquiring another center, which means coach Mike D'Antoni is set on employing an undersized small-ball setup, featuring Tucker at center. Houston looked like a completely different team Thursday, as swift ball distribution by Russell Westbrook and vital contribution from Robert Covington kept the Lakers on their heels even though they absolutely dominated under the basket. Tucker seemed more like a center in name only, as he spent a good deal of time in open space, and drained three shots from beyond the arc while he was out there. Moving forward, it looks like the Rockets will let Danuel House Jr. share with a bit of the heavy lifting in the frontcourt as a complement to Tucker. It's too soon to tell, but the new scheme is off to an excellent start.

February 4, 2020 11:40 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Complete line in 41 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker tallied 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-8 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals in 41 minutes during Tuesday's 125-110 win over the Hornets.

Tucker bounced back following a scoreless performance during Sunday's win against the Pelicans to post his sixth double-double through 50 appearances this season. He has had his hands full on the defensive end even more than usual of late with Clint Capela (heel) sidelined, as Tucker has been manning the center spot. If Capela doesn't play in Thursday's matchup versus the Lakers, Tucker will try to hold his own against a supersized front line.

January 28, 2020 03:48 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Nears double-double as center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker put up nine points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes during Monday's 126-117 win at Utah.

Tucker drew a rare start at center due to Clint Capela's absence, as head coach Mike D'Antoni went with a small lineup. Despite grabbing 10 boards -- his highest output since Jan. 8 -- Tucker had a minimal impact once again and hasn't scored in double figures since Dec. 19. While he has the ability to fill the stat sheet on a regular basis, ultimately he's not producing enough to offer a lot of upside outside of the deepest formats.

January 22, 2020 11:56 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Solid line in 31 minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker totaled eight points (3-9 FG, 2-6 3Pt), nine rebounds, four assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 121-105 win over the Nuggets.

Tucker turned in a fairly well-rounded line, matching his season high in assists without playing a ton of minutes. Still, he hasn't reached double figures in scoring since Dec. 19, and Tucker has also been held scoreless four times over these last 15 games.

January 17, 2020 01:04 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Workload could decrease slightly
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Mike D'Antoni, the plan is to play Tucker "around 30 minutes" in the majority of games moving forward, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reports.

Tucker has only played fewer than 30 minutes twice this season and is averaging 34.9 minutes per game. He's not a volume stats player, so his fantasy value is largely dependent on him seeing minutes in the mid-to-upper 30s. If D'Antoni does stick to his plan, it might be tough for fantasy owners to start Tucker most weeks.

January 15, 2020 07:56 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Good to go Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker (shoulder) is good to go for Wednesday's game against Portland, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tucker will play despite entering the game with a stringer in his right shoulder. He'll presumably take on his usual role in the starting lineup where he's averaged 7.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 threes, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.1 minutes per game this year.

January 15, 2020 12:24 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Questionable Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker is questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Trail Blazers due to a right shoulder stinger, Jamie Goldberg of The Oregonian reports.

It's possible Tucker misses his first game of the season Wednesday. If that's the case, Austin Rivers and Ben McLemore could see more run.

January 13, 2020 02:52 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Set to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Tucker (shoulder) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Grizzlies, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

Tucker suffered a right shoulder stinger during the Rockets' previous game Saturday versus the Timberwolves and was forced to finish the 139-109 win on the sideline. However, the injury was never viewed as a major concern, and Tucker shouldn't face any limitations Tuesday while slotting back into the starting five at power forward.

January 11, 2020 09:00 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Shoulder injury downplayed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike D'Antoni said Tucker (shoulder) appeared okay and should be available for Tuesday's game at Memphis, Cayleigh Griffin of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

Tucker suffered a shoulder stinger during Saturday's win over the Timberwolves and was unable to return, but it doesn't appear it will impact his availability going forward. The 34-year-old has yet to miss a game this season and will have a couple days to rest up for Tuesday's contest.

January 11, 2020 06:28 PM
Rockets' P.J. Tucker: Will not return Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tucker (stinger) will not return to Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, Craig Ackerman of the Rockets' radio broadcast reports.

Tucker appeared to be in a great deal of pain upon injuring his shoulder and seemed to be unable to move his arm as he headed to the locker room. Luckily for him and the Rockets, the team does not play again until Tuesday's contest against the Grizzlies, giving Tucker three days to try and get healthy. If he is forced to miss extended time, Danuel House and Eric Gordon figure to see a larger share of small forward minutes than usual.

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