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P.J Tucker

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2014-15 SEASON:
Continued to display his hard-nosed play and hustle that has made him a fan favorite and won him the Dan Majerle Hustle Award for the third consecutive season in 2014-15… In his fourth NBA season and third with the Suns, averaged 9.1 points (43.8 FG%, 34.5 3FG%, 72.7 FT%), 6.4 rebounds (2nd on Suns), 1.6 assists, 1.4 steals (2nd on Suns, 33rd in NBA) and 30.6 minutes in 78 games (63 starts)… One of the game’s best and most versatile defensive players, guarded all five positions at times and received votes for the NBA All-Defensive Team… In 63 starts, averaged 9.4 points (42.9 FG%, 32.1 3FG%, 73.4 FT%), 6.6 rebounds and 31.4 minutes… In 28 games after the All-Star break, averaged 11.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals with 19 games of double-digit points and three double-doubles… For the entire season, had 37 games with 10+ points, two with 20+ points, eight with 10+ rebounds and four double-doubles… Made a career-best 87 three-pointers for the season… Led the Suns in scoring three times, in rebounds 22 times (led team), in assists three times, in steals 22 times (2nd on team) and in blocks six times… Scored in double-digits in a career-long six straight games from Feb. 10-26… Set season-high with 20 points (8-13 FG, 4-7 3FG) at Chicago on Feb. 21… Matched season-high with 20 points (8-13 FG) and set season-high with 14 rebounds at Miami on March 2, with 18 points and 11 rebounds coming in the second half… Had one of best all-around performances of season in win at Houston on March 21, scoring 19 points (8-12 FG, 3-4 3FG) while limiting James Harden to 16 points on 5-19 FG… Scored all 19 of his points on 7-10 FG in the second half of win at Orlando on March 4… Tied career-high and Suns season-high with five steals on three occasions: at Golden State on Jan. 31, at Portland on Feb. 5, at Denver on Feb. 25… Had first double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. Washington on Jan. 28… Tied career-high and Suns season-high with 12 defensive rebounds vs. Portland on Jan. 21… Scored 15 of his 19 points (8-11 FG) in the third quarter at San Antonio on Jan. 9… Swatted a career-high four shots at Charlotte on Dec. 17… Tied for Suns season-high with six offensive rebounds at Houston on Dec. 6… Missed three games due to a league suspension (Oct. 29-Nov. 1).

NBA Career: Signed a free-agent contract with the Suns on August 1, 2012… Member of the Suns 2012 Las Vegas Summer League squad… Averaged 5.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 21.8 minutes while appearing in all five games (one start)… Shot 50.0 percent from the field (14-of-28)… Originally the 35th overall pick (second round) of the 2006 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors… Spent the 2006-07 season with Toronto Raptors, playing seven games… Owns career NBA averages of 7.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 12.9 minutes in seven games… One career double-digit scoring effort (Dec. 19, 2006)… In addition to this season, saw NBA Summer League action in 2006 (Toronto), 2007 (Cleveland), 2008 (Memphis) and 2010 (Charlotte). 2012 German Bundesliga Cup winner and Bundesliga Champion… 2012 German Bundesliga All-Star… 2012 All-German Bundesliga Import Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and First Team selection… 2009 Ukrainian League All-Star… 2009 Ukrainian All-Star Game Slam Dunk champion… 2008 Israeli Premier League Champion, 2008 regular season champion as well… All-Israeli League First Team.

COLLEGE
Was an early entrant for the draft following three seasons at Texas … Averaged 13.4 points and 8.2 rebounds in 87 games, 69 of them as a starter … Saw action in seven NCAA Tournament games, averaging 11.4 points and 10.1 rebounds …

2005-06 SEASON:Averaged career and team highs of 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds in 37 games, all starts … Also led the team in steals (66), minutes (34.5) and double-figure scoring games (31) … Tied for the team and conference lead with 16 double-doubles … Led the team in scoring in 13 games and in rebounding on 18 occasions … Earned second-team All-America honours from Associated Press, USBWA and FoxSports.com … Named consensus Big 12 Player of the Year … Was All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 All-Defensive Team … Earned four Big 12 Player of the Week honours ... Averaged 12.5 points and 13.5 rebounds en route to NCAA Atlanta Regional All-Tournament team … Tied a season high with 26 points, and added 13 rebounds, against Texas A&M in the Big 12 Championship semifinal (Mar. 11) … Had 18 points and a career-high 17 rebounds at Texas Tech on Feb. 6 … Tied a season best with a 26-point outing Dec. 30 against Prairie View A&M …

2004-05 SEASON: Averaged team highs of 13.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 29.4 minutes in 17 games … Became academically ineligible Jan. 20 and missed the remainder of the season … Led the team in scoring eight times, with three games of 20 or more … Named Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 20), averaging 22.0 points and 12.0 rebounds against UT-Arlington and Wake Forest … Tied his career high with 27 points and grabbed a season-best 14 boards at No. 6 Wake Forest on Dec. 18 …

2003-04 SEASON: Averaged 10.4 points and a team-best 6.8 rebounds in his freshman campaign … Started 16 of his 33 appearances … Ranked second on the team in double-figure scoring performances with 19 … Named to the Big 12 All-Freshman squad and earned honourable mentional All-Big 12 status … Was a four-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week selection … Posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards in 31 minutes in a Sweet 16 contest Mar. 16 vs. Xavier … Tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed a season-best 15 rebounds in his first career start, Dec. 29 vs. George Washington … Had 18 points and 13 rebounds in 21 minutes in his collegiate debut Nov. 17 against Brown … His 18 points tied the UT freshman debut record and his 13 boards set a new school record for a freshman debut … Became the third player in school history, and the first since 1976, to post a double-double in his initial game at UT.
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Height: 6'6''/ 1.98m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: May 05, 1985
From: University of Texas at Austin
Draft: 2nd Round (35th pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 5
Previous Teams:
  Phoenix Suns 2012 - 2015
  Toronto Raptors 2006 - 2006
Prior to NBA/Country: Texas/USA

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