Tucker married long term girlfriend, Tracey Tucker. He also displayed some very nice passing ability throughout the game, and finished with 6 assists. Tucker Jr. (born May 5, 1985)[1][2] is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Anthony Leon "P. Tucker helped the Longhorns the most tonight with his great rebounding abilities, and collected a key offensive rebound over. He also had 714 rebounds, 170 assists (including 107 in 2005–06), and 116 steals throughout his career. Tucker - Phoenix Suns", "P.J. F - HOU. During the summer of 2012, Tucker signed a contract to play for Spartak St. Petersburg of Russia, but he soon opted out of it to play for the Phoenix Suns' NBA Summer League team, and on August 1, 2012, he signed a two-year deal with the Suns, with a team option in his second year. After being unable to play most of his sophomore season due to poor academics,[4][5] Tucker was named a second-team All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year in his junior year.[6][7]. The Rockets still have several pieces they could move and enter a full rebuild using the multiple draft-picks they received in … [46] In Game 5 of the Rockets' first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tucker scored a playoff career-high 15 points in a 122–104 series-clinching win. Tucker receives jail time for DUI, apologizes to fans", "A Huge N.B.A. © 2021 DraftExpress LLC All rights reserved. [45] On March 30, 2018, he scored 18 points and made a career-high five 3-pointers in a 104–103 win over the Suns. Tucker as a trade target, and that interest could soon surface again. Nothing specific about the Sixers here. He'll fall off at some point if he loses a step, but he's not reliant on athleticism or even quickness. He hit a couple shots from 15 feet out, but his usual post up shots and layup attempts near the basket just weren’t falling for him consistently. Tucker stats, details, videos, and news", "Home for All-Star break, P.J. In July 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Brose Baskets Bamberg of Germany. Tucker Signs Three-Year, $16.5M Deal With Suns - RealGM Wiretap", "P.J. They share three children, King, Zoe and Aaliya. [28] In August 2014, he was suspended for the first three games of the 2014–15 season without pay for pleading guilty to driving while under the extreme influence in May 2014. Active. Tucker is averaging 5.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game while shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 52.0 percent from three-point range in … P.J. After a marvelous season winning the Big 12 player of the year award and being the most consistent player for Texas all season, Tucker struggled a bit on the offensive end against LSU and is now on his way back to Austin. Warren. [48] In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Tucker set a new playoff career high with 22 points in a 127–105 win, helping the Rockets tie the series at 1–1. [8] He played a total of 83 minutes during his rookie season with the Raptors. Tucker's jersey retired by NC high school", "Tucker named AP Big 12 player of the year", "פי ג'יי טאקר חתם ב-בי סי דונייצק האוקראינית", "P.J. All early indications now point to PJ entering the NBA draft to see where he stands in the eyes of the league. Tucker was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 35th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and signed a two-year deal with them on July 26, 2006. To best help his draft stock and work his way into the first round, Tucker will have to display the ability to hit his perimeter shot with consistency, as well the potential to defend the type of quicker wing players we usually find on the perimeter in the NBA. He attacked the hoop very aggressively, and used his incredibly long arms to get the ball in the basket over much taller defenders. In Game 4 of the series, a 109–102 loss, Tucker had 14 points and 12 rebounds in his first career playoff start.[42]. P.J. On February 8, 2014, Tucker recorded 16 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and 4 steals in a 122–109 win over the Warriors,[22] becoming the first Suns player to have 15 points, 15 rebounds and 4 steals in a game since Shawn Marion in 2007. This first trade is a little complex, but if the Rockets want to get off Tucker and save money at the same time (their owner is cheap, so there is a good chance of this ), then they could dump Tucker’s one-year of salary at $7 odd million and bring in Ariza’s non guaranteed contract of just $1.8 million. A season ending knee injury didn't prevent Tucker from finishing the season with the highest average of points per game in the league. To best help his draft stock and work his way into the first round, Tucker will have to display the ability to hit his perimeter shot with consistency, as well the potential to defend the type of quicker wing players we usually find on the perimeter in the NBA. [40] On April 15, 2017, after playing 418 games over seven seasons, Tucker made his playoff debut in the Raptors' 97–83 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. [49] The Rockets went on to lose to the Warriors in seven games. O’Connor reports that veteran power forward PJ Tucker will also be put on the trade block if the franchise can acquire some valuable assets in the form of draft picks. Tucker Undergoes Back Surgery - Phoenix Suns", "P.J. He returned to the starting lineup in late November following an injury to T. J. Holon broke Maccabi Tel Aviv's 14-year streak as Israeli champions. [36] He returned in time for the start of the regular season, but was assigned a bench role for the first time since the 2012–13 season. Fantasy Impact: [26] On July 23, he re-signed with the Suns[27] to a three-year, $16.5 million contract. Tucker is the son of Anthony Sr. and Aleshia Tucker. PJ Tucker for Mattise Thybulle, Mike Scott and a second round pick . ... Robert Covington and P.J. As a result, Tucker received a three-day jail sentence and 11 days of house detention. Let’s take a look at a trade that could possibly land PJ Tucker in Los Angeles with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. On January 5, 2007, the Raptors announced that Tucker had been sent to the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League. On July 6, 2017, Tucker signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Houston Rockets. [3] In his three seasons at Texas, he scored 1,169 points, including a career-high 594 in the 2005–06 season. TUCKER - THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE PHOENIX SUNS", "Suns Extend Qualifying Offers to Bledsoe, Tucker", "Suns Re-Sign P.J. Tucker 2016-17 Game Log - Basketball-Reference.com", "DeRozan has career-high 43, Raptors beat Celtics 107-97", "Antetokounmpo scores 28 points, Bucks beat Raptors 97-83", "LeBron James scores 35 points, Cavaliers sweep Raptors", "Rockets, P.J. NBA Draft Combine: Five More Winners – 05/18/2017 2017 NBA Draft Combine Measurements – 05/12/2017 NBA Draft Combine: Official List of Invites – 05/07/2017 [43][44] In his debut for the Rockets in their season opener on October 17, 2017, Tucker scored 20 points in a 122–121 win over the Golden State Warriors. Some of his shoes include rare “player edition” pairs of sneakers made for former NBA players such as Shawn Marion, Michael Finley, Josh Howard, and Eddie Jones, as well as some rare “Terror Squad” pairs designed by the rapper Fat Joe. Tucker doesn’t fit the Miami Heat’s offensive approach Unfortunately, Miami’s forwards attempt fewer corner threes than Tucker. Houston gets Mattise who they like, Scott who gives you 60% of what Tucker does and a pick. P.J. [53], Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Israeli Basketball Premier League Finals MVP, "P.J. [32] On March 14, he scored a career-high 23 points in a 107–104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tucker, a high-level defender, is averaging 5.6 points and 4.4. rebounds per game this season, while shooting 52 percent on 3-pointers. In addition, an ignition interlock device was placed on his vehicles for 18 months, he was placed on five-year probation, was subject to substance abuse screening and counseling, and paid $2,750 in fines, not including court and jail costs of up to $200 per day.[51]. NBA draft prospect profile for P.J. Strengths If you can get past the fact that he is at least 2-3 inches undersized, Tucker has very good physical attributes. Great hands and toughness. [13] On October 7, 2009, Tucker renewed his contract with Donetsk for the 2009–10 season. He started the game moving well off the ball, and made 2 easy layups on cuts to the basket. On February 6, 2007, the Raptors recalled Tucker to the NBA. His real name is Anthony Leon Tucker Jr., but his dad called him "Pop Junior," hence PJ. [23] On February 25, he tied his career high with a 15-rebound effort against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Tucker has long been viewed as a logical option for the Warriors to target with their $9.3 million disabled player exception, made available by Klay Thompson’s injury. NCAA Tournament: NBA Draft Stock Watch (Elite Eight, Saturday Games), NCAA Tournament: NBA Draft Stock Watch (Sweet Sixteen, Thursday games), NCAA Tournament: NBA Draft Stock Watch (round of 32, Sunday games). [20] In his first game back in the NBA, Tucker recorded 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in an 87–85 loss to the Golden State Warriors. He spent part of his childhood living in Germany while his father served in the Army. [33] He topped that mark on April 7, scoring 24 points in a 124–115 win over the Houston Rockets. Tucker as well. In the wake of the Houston departure of close friend James Harden, veteran teammate PJ Tucker might have his days numbered, as well. Adams will … P.J. As we’ve been writing all season, Tucker has made many strides with his ball-handling abilities, and he continued to show these improvements tonight. The Warriors should move quickly to acquire P.J. ... October 30, 2020 Greg Patuto Atlantic Division, Boston Celtics, NBA, NBA Draft, NBA Free Agency, NBA Rumors, NBA Trade Rumors Comments Off on 5 intriguing options for Boston Celtics to address center position. Tucker made his first start for the Suns on December 31 against the Oklahoma City Thunder,[21] as he started the majority of the Suns' games for the rest of the 2012–13 NBA season. That range could grow, of course, if other Houston contracts in addition to Tucker are included in the hypothetical trade. Unlike most players, though, he uses his to the fullest extent at all times. Tucker was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 35th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and signed a two-year deal with them on July 26, 2006. Tucker used every single one of his skills on the basketball court to help Texas past West Virginia tonight. Even without an extension, it made sense to potentially keep Tucker when the Rockets were pushing forward with Harden — a … All early indications now point to PJ entering the NBA draft to see where he stands in the eyes of the league. On March 6, 2007, Tucker was sent back to the 14ers. The Minnesota Timberwolves have maintained contact with the Houston Rockets over a possible trade for P.J. P.J. He attended the University of Texas at Austin. On defense, Tucker moved his feet very well, and was always timely with his rotations to the hoop while helping out his teammates. They already traded their first-round draft picks in 2024 and 2026 to the Oklahoma City Thunder to acquire Westbrook last offseason, and Oklahoma City also has the right to swap first-round picks with Houston in 2021 and 2025, too. Listed at just 6-foot-5, 245-pounds, Tucker … According to Dan Favale of Bleacher Report, the Warriors may consider offering Kevon Looney, Eric Paschall, Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman, their 2021, 2024, and 2026 first-round picks, and the rights to swap first-rounders in 2022 and 2025 to the Rockets in exchange for Harden and PJ Tucker. P.J. Tucker. Sixers get Tucker who is an upgrade over Scott and can be a solid contributor off the bench. Though he scored 9 of his 15 points within the first 10 minutes of the game, he used his rebounding, passing, and defensive abilities along with hustle to contribute in the other minutes he was on the floor. Great deal for both. [34] He played in all 82 games for the Suns in 2015–16, the only player to do so. ... as the franchise bottoms out for the stacked 2021 and 2022 draft classes. He is a career 36-percent shooter from behind the arc. Tucker is a self-proclaimed "sneakerhead" and owns hundreds of pairs of sneakers, stored in several locations across the country. Tucker Bullets In a pre-draft workout in New Jersey, Tucker reportedly broke a bone in Hassan Adams' foot by accidentally stepping on it. Tucker has an NBA ready frame and a super-hero s build, with very soft and strong hands, great upper and lower body strength, and a superb wingspan. In addition to that, Tucker displayed his much improved handle, and dribbled his way out of double teams on a few different occasions. Tucker’s situation" since before the draft and are "expected to re-engage" with the Rockets about acquiring Tucker. Tucker attended William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh before playing college basketball for the University of Texas. Tucker profile page, biographical information, injury history and news PJ Tucker marks LeBron James in last year's playoffs. Height: 6' 5" Weight: 245 lbs Age: 35 College: Texas Drafted: #35 (2nd Rd.) Tucker NBA draft prospect scouting report, stats, and videos. [52] On August 22, 2016, SLAM Magazine named Tucker the solidified number 1 sneakerhead in the NBA, due to not only his number of shoes, but also their quality. Veteran forward P.J. On January 7, 2019, Tucker set a career high with seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 21 points in a 125–113 win over the Denver Nuggets.[50]. One of the most versatile matchup defenders in the NBA. [11][12] He led the team to a current third place in the league at its first appearance there, as well as become a Ukrainian SuperLeague All-Star. He’s also a … But it appears Tucker has drawn interest from multiple teams throughout the league, Kelly Iko of The Athletic reported Wednesday, citing sources. Colorado, led by head coach Joe Wolf, had been designated as Toronto's D-League affiliate for the 2006–07 season. [39] The next day, in his first game as a Raptor since 2007, Tucker had a game-high 10 rebounds and nine points in a 107–97 win over the Boston Celtics. [14] After the team bankrupted he returned to Israel in March 2010 and signed for Bnei HaSharon until the end of the season. Now that the Rockets have moved James Harden, there’s an expectation that the team will be more open to trading P.J. 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PJ Tucker played with the effort and focus he has all season for the Longhorns against NC State, and it led to yet another win. In the 2007–08 season with Hapoel Holon from Israeli Premier League, Tucker won the MVP trophy and led his team to the league title. He was the 2008 Israeli Basketball Premier League MVP, and Israeli Basketball Premier League Finals MVP. Tucker including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN. The Milwaukee Bucks were previously linked to Houston Rockets’ swingman P.J. [31] On January 26, 2016, he recorded a career-high eight assists in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. There they were swept 4–0 by the Cavaliers. For the 2008–09 season he signed with a BC Donetsk team[10] that was just promoted to the Ukrainian Basketball Super League. Tucker - Career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA, G-League, NCAA, and International leagues. [35], On September 15, 2016, Tucker underwent a successful low back microdiscectomy procedure and was subsequently ruled out for six to eight weeks. Tucker reach a two-year agreement", "ΚΑΕ ΑΡΗΣ / Aris BC - Official Page & Online Store - ΚΑΕ ΑΡΗΣ / Aris...", "PJ Tucker alla Fabi Shoes: altro sforzo della Triade", "SUNS SIGN P.J. [29] He returned from suspension on November 4, 2014, to face the Los Angeles Lakers. Tucker posted five points (2-3 FG, 1-2 3PT), four rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 33 minutes during the Rockets 102-94 victory over the Kings on Saturday. Tucker from Houston now that James Harden has been traded. 2006: Rd 2, Pk 35 (TOR) Status. [37] Tucker reassumed his bench role in late December following Warren's return from injury; he continued coming off the bench for the Suns throughout the season until the All-Star break. On March 24, 2007, Tucker was waived by the Raptors in order to free a roster spot for Luke Jackson. In high school, Tucker was named North Carolina Player of the Year in 2002 and his jersey number was later retired. The transition Tucker has made from being a post player to a fulltime wing has gone very smoothly thus far, and he has the tools to be a power 3 in the NBA. [30], On December 31, 2015, Tucker tied his career high of 22 points in a loss to the Thunder. Super consistent shooting from the corners. [25], On June 27, 2014, the Suns extended Tucker a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent. According to @JonKrawczynski, Minnesota has been "monitoring P.J. Tucker did make his second three pointer of the season late in the game, and was a beast on the boards as usual. P.J. Trade one – PJ Tucker salary dump for Trevor Ariza non-guaranteed contract. [41] The Raptors went on to defeat the Bucks in six games to move on to the second round, where they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers. [15], In August 2010, he signed with Aris BC for the 2010–11 season,[16] but he was released in March 2011. Tucker. "League sources say Houston is currently demanding three second-round draft picks for the upcoming unrestricted free agent," O'Connor reported. P.J. [38], On February 23, 2017, Tucker was traded back to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jared Sullinger, second-round draft picks in 2017 and 2018 and cash considerations. J." Tucker and are expected to ... have been monitoring Tucker's situation since the draft. [47] In Game 5 of the Rockets' second-round series against the Utah Jazz, Tucker set a then new playoff career high with 19 points in a 112–102 series-clinching win. In May 2014, Tucker was arrested for DUI by Scottsdale police. [19] He went on to help Brose Baskets win the 2012 championship; he also won the Finals MVP award. In the offseason, Tucker joined 2007 Summer League roster for the Cleveland Cavaliers.[9]. He was the 2008 Israeli Basketball Premier League Finals MVP. [24] On April 6, Tucker scored a career-high 22 points in a 122–115 win over the Thunder. Draft prospect Anthony Lamb: 'I know I can do a lot of what PJ Tucker does' Bryan Kalbrosky 7/18/2020 Proud Boys settle in at city’s oldest hotel for D.C. protests [37] On November 27, 2016, he scored a season-high 21 points against the Denver Nuggets. A report earlier this week indicated that multiple teams are asking about Tucker, and Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic says the Timberwolves are among the clubs expected to be in the hunt for the veteran forward.. Latest on Houston Rockets power forward P.J. 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