P.J. Tucker Garnering Important Commerce Curiosity
In response to The Athletic’s Kelly Iko, a number of groups have expressed curiosity in buying Houston Rockets veteran ahead P.J. Tucker through commerce. The 35-year-old is now in his 10th NBA season and has been with the Rockets’ group since 2017.
A number of groups have inquired about P.J. Tucker’s availability and have expressed curiosity in buying the veteran ahead, sources inform @TheAthletic.— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) January 13, 2021
Groups inquiring about Tucker’s availability doubtless sense a chance to commerce for the veteran as a result of Rockets’ buying and selling famous person James Harden—the face of the franchise for eight seasons—to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.
As a result of his age and shut relationship with Harden, buying and selling Tucker might in the end profit each he and Houston, enhancing staff chemistry whereas eradicating a doubtlessly disgruntled participant from the locker room.
A flexible defender with expertise guarding gamers everywhere in the frontcourt regardless of being 6’5,” Tucker can open up a plethora of small-ball alternatives for no matter staff acquires him. Whereas his energy and girth permit him to compensate for his lack of top, he’s developed right into a dependable sufficient outdoors shooter to maintain opposing defenses sincere.
Tucker has averaged 5.6 factors, 4.Four rebounds, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks per sport this season whereas capturing a career-high .520 from 3-point vary. He’s averaged 6.7 factors, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per sport whereas capturing .373 from 3-point vary since becoming a member of the Rockets.