P.J. Tucker: Improve shooting that isn’t corner threes
P.J. Tucker has gained a reputation as a player who gives his best effort and more every minute he’s on the court. He was a huge underdog story for the Suns last season, and has shown himself as a tenacious defender, physical rebounder, and a practitioner of the corner three. He’s doing very well at it, shooting 0.463% from three this season.
That said, he still isn’t a consistent offensive threat. In the last 10 games, he’s shot a poor 0.329% from the floor. Not good.
This comes in two areas. First, his mid-range shot and non-corner three point shooting isn’t all that great, and he works on that. The other problem is that he’s strong, but isn’t very big. He’ll be the one to grab the offensive board, but with a 6’11” center in his face, he can’t easily get the putback.
Tucker is a good player, better than the stat sheet tells, but if he can become a better offensive weapon, his value will only go up