September 10, 2020, 10:42 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker was held scoreless in 33 minutes on Thursday, missing all four shot attempts and grabbing three boards as the Rockets fell 110-100 in Game 4.
Tucker failed to make an impact on either side of the ball as he struggled again against Anthony Davis's size and speed. The Rockets can't win without more from Tucker and fellow undersized big Robert Covington. If they don't do more in Game 5, the Rockets will be golfing.
September 6, 2020, 11:22 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting with 11 rebounds in a 117-109 loss to the Lakers on Sunday night.
Tucker knocked down four of his seven attempts from beyond the arc and added one steal and one block to the stat sheet. He was unable to slow down Anthony Davis, which ultimately was the difference maker in Game 2. Tucker had a team-high plus/minus of plus-18, which goes to show how impactful his presence is on the court.
September 5, 2020, 12:16 amRobert CovingtonSF, Houston Rockets
Robert Covington anchored the Rockets' defensive effort in a team-high 39 minutes on Friday, recording four steals and one block to go along with his six points (2-of-3 from deep), seven rebounds and two assists.
Covington was instrumental in slowing down Anthony Davis tonight. Both he and P.J. Tucker (six points, nine rebounds, one assist, two 3s, two steals) made mostly smart use of their fouls when they were forced to commit them. Overall, both players fulfilled their roles admirably, something they'll need to replicate if the Rockets are to complete this upset and advance to the Western Conference Finals.
September 3, 2020, 1:00 amPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker grabbed four steals alongside five points, nine rebounds, and two assists on poor shooting in the Rockets' Game 7 win over the Thunder on Wednesday night.
Tucker put out his usual numbers while giving his team 39 minutes of lockdown defense. He will now be tasked with stopping both Lebron James and Anthony Davis in Game 1 against the Lakers on Friday night.
August 31, 2020, 11:58 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with 11 boards, two assists, two steals, a block and three triples in Monday's Game 6 against the Thunder.
Tucker did his usual dirty work in the post and on the glass while hitting enough triples to keep the Rockets in the game, but it wasn't enough to pull out the win tonight. Expect him to bring it again in a pivotal Game 7.
August 29, 2020, 8:28 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker got into a heated altercation with Dennis Schroder and was ejected on Saturday after the forward retaliated for a "low blow" by the guard.
Tucker ends the night with five points 2-of-5 shooting, adding six rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and two steals in 21 minutes of action.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
August 24, 2020, 7:02 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker ended with 11 points and 11 rebounds in 38 minutes during Monday's three-point loss to the Thunder; however, he added very little else, recording just one assist with no defensive stats.
Tucker hit the glass on Monday, notching his first double-digit rebound game since games resumed four weeks ago. Outside of his perimeter shooting, Tucker offers next to no upside when it comes to fantasy production, making him a non-factor when it comes to DFS.
August 20, 2020, 6:29 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker saw 31 minutes in Thursday's Game 2 win and produced 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting (4-of-4 3PM).
The disappointing part of Tucker's box score was that he didn't provide much else outside of the 3-point shot. He pitched in with five rebounds and one assist but failed to get a single defensive stat. Tucker will continue to play big minutes for the foreseeable future but does not have a high ceiling in terms of production.
August 12, 2020, 6:21 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker appeared to hurt his right hand during Wednesday's contest vs. the Pacers, finishing the game with three points, four rebounds, two assists, one block, one trifecta and one turnover in 28 minutes.
Tucker is unlikely to check back in as the game has no real meaning for the Rockets. Hopefully, Tucker can get healthy prior to the postseason as he does a lot of the dirty work for this fast-paced squad. Consider him questionable for the team's season finale on Friday until we learn more.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
August 11, 2020, 6:02 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker managed very little in 27 minutes on Tuesday, ending the game with just three points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.
Tucker continues to baffle with his lack of production despite playing heavy minutes on most nights. Over the course of the resumption, he has scored in double-digits only once, while playing at least 33 minutes in five of the six games. Don't let his role fool you into thinking he is a must-roster player in any format.
August 4, 2020, 11:48 pmJeff GreenSF, Houston Rockets
Jeff Green showed out in 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, scoring 22 points to go with six rebounds and five 3-pointers.
Green has never been much of a 3-point shooter throughout his career, but he was feeling it tonight. He got additional run against a massive Portland frontcourt but was down at 19 and 22 minutes in his first two bubble appearances, which is more in line with expectations going forward. His minutes meant slightly less work for PJ Tucker (six points, eight rebounds, one steal, two threes in 34 minutes) and Robert Covington (six points, eight rebounds, two steals, one three on 2-for-11 shooting in 35 minutes). Expect the latter two to be the better fantasy options, but Green clearly holds some DFS appeal in matchups against big teams.
August 1, 2020, 12:43 amPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker chipped in across the board on Friday, sprinkling the stat sheet with seven points on 2-of-3 shooting, adding four rebounds, two 3s, three assists, one steal and one block.
Tucker should continue to be a guy who flirts with top-100 value throughout the NBA restart, thanks to his ability to tick so many category boxes. Nothing fancy, just solid across-the-board production.
July 11, 2020, 5:19 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker managed top-125/105 value (8/9-cat) in 2019-20, but found a new position over the course of the season.
Tucker was unable to repeat the middle-round success of 2018-19, largely because his 3-pointers fell from 1.8 to 1.5 per game and his steals plummeted from 1.6 to 1.1, but he did regain some juice as Houston's small-ball center of choice. Tucker hit the skids in the winter and was outside the top-200 for a stretch, but was able to rebound by finishing around the top-100 in the month of February. Though PJT will never be an offensive focal point, he did snag a career-high 6.9 rebounds per contest and offers up enough cash counters to keep fantasy GMs happy.
February 29, 2020, 11:37 pmPJ TuckerSF, Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker grabbed 13 rebounds on Saturday, adding nine points, three blocks and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes.
Tucker is a top-100 player per game in 9-cat leagues this season and is top-110 over the past month. He's a threes and defensive stats specialist that can add some rebounds. He has a high floor and low upside.
February 9, 2020, 9:37 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House kept it going on Sunday vs. the Jazz, going for ten points (3-of-10 FG), five rebounds, two 3-pointers and four steals.
House keeps finding ways to be productive, and his combination of steals and 3-pointers is maintaining his standard league value. He picked up 36 minutes tonight and is worth a pickup in standard leagues. The P.J. Tucker at center experiment continued as he went for nine points (3-of-5 FG), four assists, three rebounds and three 3-pointers. Tucker is a low-end option in 12-team formats as he is going to take a beating at center and it is unclear if all of the minutes he receives will translate into real value.