October 7, 2018, 6:27 pmPJ TuckerF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored a team-high 19 points in Sunday's win, hitting 7-of-15 from the field while adding seven rebounds, a steal and three 3-pointers.
Tucker started at power forward and played 34 minutes in his preseason debut, so he looks ready to go. We wouldn't count on him leading Houston in shot attempts again this year, however. PJT found some extra minutes as the pseudo-center tonight with Clint Capela leaving early and Isaiah Hartenstein and Marquese Chriss inactive. Carmelo Anthony helped that effort as well and finished with 12 points, six rebounds and two threes in 29 minutes of his own. Tucker is going to start and Melo looks close to locked-in as a sixth or seventh man, but Anthony is the better fantasy option of the two.