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Report: Suns reach three-year, $16.5 million deal to keep P.J. Tucker

Jul 10, 2014, 8:15 PM EST

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Every team could use a little muscle up front, the Phoenix Suns are going to keep theirs from last season.

The Suns have reached a three-year, $16.5 million deal to keep power forward P.J. Tucker in house, something first reported by Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports and since confirmed by other reports.

That’s a fair price. Tucker was a fan favorite and a gritty enforcer, a defensive specialist who shot 38.7 percent from three last season to provide a little value at the other end.

Tucker had been in talks with the Suns for a few days and this early in free agency, with so many bigger names out there other teams hadn’t focused on him yet.

  1. fnc111 - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Needed an upgrade here. Oh well miss the playoffs again.

    • bobmcbigballs - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      Yes, because signing a team leader and defensive stopper for $5.5 million per year is the formula to missing the playoffs

      • muhangis - Jul 11, 2014 at 3:22 PM

        This guy doesn’t produce at all, hardly. His defense is nothing special, as made out to be here. Their team leaders are Goran Dragic and Bledsoe, the concept of a team leader is almost worthless if they are not producing much for your team.

        Tucker not worth the $5.5 M per year. This is the summer of Lebron Decision II and many mediocre players getting overpaid.

    • bobmcbigballs - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      Yes, because signing a team leader and defensive stopper for $5.5 million per year is the formula to missing the playoffs

  2. spyder9669 - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    What a steal. He could have gotten twice that from someone. He has love for the Suns for giving him a chance after years overseas.

    • andreboy1 - Jul 11, 2014 at 8:47 AM

      no one is giving him 10 mil a year

  3. 5xchamp24 - Jul 10, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Hes not their power forward, but it was a good signing. PJ needs to be a little more consistent on offense though.

  4. fnc111 - Jul 10, 2014 at 10:10 PM

    Bob,

    Did they miss the playoffs last year?

    You nimrod. Need to get better players than him.

    • bobmcbigballs - Jul 10, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      fnc111,

      You are right. Every team that missed the playoffs should completely turn over their lineups. Maybe you can help McDonough find all these “better players” that will help the Suns win

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