UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
NBA

Report: Phoenix Suns to re-sign P.J. Tucker to 3-year, $16.5 million deal

Photo: Christian Peterson/Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns have brought back swingman P.J. Tucker on a three-year deal worth $16.5 million, reports Yahoo Sports' Marc Spears. 

Tucker averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Suns last season. It was his second year with Phoenix after a five-year hiatus from the NBA during which he played abroad in leagues in Israel, Ukraine, Greece, Italy and Germany. Tucker hit threes at a 38.7 percent rate and was one of the Suns' best perimeter defenders last season. 

MAHONEY: Blazers sign Steve Blake to two-year deal

Phoenix, initially expected to tank last year, shocked the NBA by contending for a playoff spot in the West. The Suns finished with a 48-34 record. 

- Alex Hampl

​Grade: C+. Tucker is a good fit in Phoenix, but likely wouldn't have received this type of generous deal from anyone else. To Tucker's credit, a physical defender who can knock down three-pointers is a player any team could use. But at 29, Tucker is unlikely to improve much from what we've already seen.

More NBA

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again