May 9, 2019, 1:24 amPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker tied James Harden for a team-high 45 minutes played on Wednesday and delivered a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double that came with one dime, three 3-pointers, two steals and one block.
It was nice to see Tucker fill up the stat sheet tonight. He's been the Rockets' X-factor in this game and they'll need him to bring his best game as they face off against a likely Durant-less Warriors (right calf strain) in Game 6. An excellent two-way performance from him coudd spell the difference for the Rockets' playoff future.
May 7, 2019, 5:26 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
The Rockets hold a plus-21 edge and 35.4 perfecent offensive rebounding percentage in the 45 minutes of action that P.J. Tucker has played the five.
The Rockets counter to the "Hamptons Five" was executed to perfection in Game 4, as Tucker was making hustle plays all over the court. The absurd 35.4 percent offensive rebounding rate can't last, and it will be interesting to see how the Warriors adjust as they head back home.
Source: Zach Lowe on Twitter
May 7, 2019, 12:21 amPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker came up big again in Game 4 on Monday with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers.
Tucker is the primary defender for Kevin Durant and there's no coincidence that the Warriors went on a scoring run when Tucker went to the bench. He's struggled with foul trouble this series, but that's bound to happen when you're tasked to guard Durant and whoever else drives into the lane as the team's small-ball center. Tucker has been a huge difference maker this series as he grabbed five more offensive rebounds tonight purely off of his hustle.
May 1, 2019, 1:20 amPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
PJ Tucker double-doubled in Game 2 on Tuesday, going for 13 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 41 minutes.
Tucker only shot threes tonight, going 3-for-5, but he sank all four of his freebies to cap off the efficient performance. The Rockets would surely take another night like this after Tucker had zero points and three rebounds in Game 1. Look for him to continue doing the little things, especially generating steals, as the series moves to Houston for Game 3 on Saturday.
April 28, 2019, 6:24 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker didn't dent the scoring column on Sunday, missing all three of his shots to finish with no points and four steals in 39 minutes.
Tucker did do a nice job in terms of ball denial while providing the usual toughness, but Houston need more out of its complementary pieces to keep up with the Warriors. Three Rockets hit double digits today, while the other six combined for 21 points total.
April 21, 2019, 1:25 amPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker only shot 3-of-11 from the field on Saturday but came away with 12 points, 10 rebounds and two triples as the Rockets took Game 3.
Tucker's biggest contribution came in the form of an offensive rebound that led to free throws which gave Houston a three-point lead with 10 seconds left. Tucker could've put the Rockets up by four but split those free throws, before ending up with the ball after Utah missed a game-tying three and sinking his freebies to formally put things out of reach with 6.5 seconds to go. He is simply built for playoff basketball and is integral to Houston's championship aspirations.
April 18, 2019, 12:17 amPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
PJ Tucker drilled four triples on his way to 16 points in a blowout win over the Jazz in Game 2 on Wednesday.
He added two steals and four boards while converting five of his eight shots from the field. The Rockets have confidence in Tucker to fire from deep and he proved them right as he drilled four of his seven attempts from 3-point territory. Surrounding James Harden with 3-and-D wing players has been their formula for success and Tucker fits that mold perfectly. When Tucker is hitting his shots, the Rockets are likely to dominate the way they did tonight.
April 16, 2019, 6:56 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
The Rockets shoot, and Chris Paul didn't hesitate to tell P.J. Tucker to continue firing away after Tucker missed his first two threes in Game 1 against the Jazz.
With James Harden and Paul always looking to create, Tucker and Danuel House combined for 17 three-point attempts en route to blowing out the Jazz in Game 1. Look for more threes from House and Tucker who make for sneaky DFS plays on Wednesday.
Source: Houston Chronicle
April 10, 2019, 1:13 amPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker picked up three defensive stats in a quiet game on Tuesday, scoring four points with six rebounds, a steal and two blocks.
Tucker's value can't be overstated in reality as his defensive abilities are a major reason why the Rockets have the No. 2 defense post ASB. He's more of a specialist in fantasy leagues with averages of 1.8 3s, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 0.4 blocks. He's top-60-75 value (9/8-cat, total) on the year due to his elite steal numbers which will likely carry forward into next year as the Rockets are one of the easiest teams to pin in terms of fantasy value heading into the 2019-2020 season. On a per-game basis PJT was a top-90/110 player
April 5, 2019, 10:41 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker scored 11 points and added three 3s, three boards, an assist and two steals in Friday’s dismantling of the visiting Knicks.
Tucker only played 24 minutes and that’s indicative of why his value has fallen out of the top-120 lately- six of their last games have been blowouts and with so many teams actively trying to lose we’ll likely see this trend play out for the rest of the regular season. Iman Shumpert added 10 points and two treys in 24 minutes off the bench.
March 22, 2019, 11:11 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker tweaked his ankle and went to the locker room before returning to action and finishing Friday’s home win over the Spurs with zero points (0-for-3, all from deep), 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 37 minutes.
Tucker didn’t get any steals or 3s but at least he avoided major injury. He’s been a top-85 play over the last few weeks so continue rolling with him if you need his stat-set. Clint Capela chipped in 16 rebounds, seven points, four assists and a block in the win.
March 14, 2019, 12:36 amPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
PJ Tucker did not do much on Wednesday as he had three points and two rebounds on 1-of-7 from the field in 35 minutes of action in a loss to the Warriors.
All seven of his field goal attempts were from deep and all he added to the box score was a steal and a block. He is a top-80 value on the season in 9-cat leagues despite averaging just 7.6 points and can be classified as a steals and 3-point specialist.
March 3, 2019, 8:21 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker contributed across the box on Sunday against the Celtics with three triples, nine points, eight boards and one apiece in assists, steals and blocks.
Tucker is inside the top-110 on the season, making this his best season since 2014-15. His value is centered on his ability to hit threes and nab steals so keep an eye out for him on your waiver wire if you need help in those categories.
February 28, 2019, 10:33 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker was ejected after 22 minutes of action on Thursday, but scored six points on 2-of-2 shooting with three rebounds, an assist and two triples before exiting the game.
Tucker was ejected after arguing with a referee on an offensive foul call. He was in line for heavy minutes with the Rockets shorthanded which is a bummer too. The Rockets are nursing injuries to Kenneth Faried (hip strain), Eric Gordon (knee) and Iman Shumpert (sore right calf) so Tucker could still have some sneaky value in the upcoming week.
February 27, 2019, 9:32 pmPJ Tucker - F - Houston Rockets
P.J. Tucker lived outside the 3-point arc on Wednesday and felt right at home as he went a perfect 5-for-5 to end the night with 15 points, two rebounds and one steal.
This is a typical surprise game coming from Tucker, who does tend to lull you with boring, pedestrian lines before waking up with a solid outing. He's been a top-80 play and should hold that form for the remainder of the season.