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.
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.
Suns will re-sign forward PJ Tucker to a three-year, $16.5 million deal, a source told Yahoo. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 10, 2014
- 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.