Entries Tagged as 'P.J. Tucker'

5-on-1, Part 4: Who should be a surprise return for the Suns?

May 4th, 2013 · 22 Comments

With the Suns’ season over and the offseason already in full swing as the team searches for a new general manager and a head coach, questions are aplenty. So instead of the traditional 5-on-5 to recap the season, we’re going to — like the Suns — start from scratch and work through five 5-on-1 sessions. […]

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Tags: Jared Dudley · Jermaine O'Neal · P.J. Tucker · Wesley Johnson

Washington Wizards 127, Phoenix Suns 105 — Worse to worst

March 16th, 2013 · 41 Comments

The Suns would normally take 105 points as a great night. They would normally accept Michael Beasley’s 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting in 23 minutes as a much-needed lift. Except Saturday’s game at Washington was anything but normal, not with Martell Webster hitting seven 3-pointers en route to 34 points. Not with Washington — the […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Michael Beasley · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Washington Wizards

Preview: Toronto Raptors (23-38) at Phoenix Suns (21-39)

March 6th, 2013 · 5 Comments

Time: 7 p.m. MST TV: FSAZ First glances can deceive, and tonight’s game is further proof of that. The respective records of Toronto and Phoenix indicate they’re in the same boat. Lottery-bound.  Going nowhere. A mess. A closer look at recent results, however, reveals they couldn’t be further apart. The Raptors have dropped five straight, […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Jermaine O'Neal · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Preview · Toronto Raptors · Wesley Johnson

Michael Beasley gets aggressive, Tucker talks defending Kobe

January 31st, 2013 · 5 Comments

PHOENIX – Suns forward Michael Beasley is a noticeably new man since Lindsey Hunter’s appointment as interim head coach. Whether that is just coincidence could be hard to prove without any blunt admission from Beasley. “Honestly, man, I’m just being aggressive,” Beasley said. “I’m trying to turn over a new leaf. No more nonchalant Beas, […]

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Tags: Michael Beasley · P.J. Tucker

Memphis Grizzlies 92, Phoenix Suns 81 — Offensive offense

January 7th, 2013 · 70 Comments

PHOENIX — When the Phoenix Suns opened their season, it’s doubtful they expected many nights in which P.J. Tucker would lead them in scoring. Yet in their latest example of offensive ineptitude, Tucker was about the only Sun to shoot well, as the Memphis Grizzlies’ mighty defense smothered the rest of the Suns on their […]

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Tags: Memphis Grizzlies · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Wesley Johnson

A shortened bench could be on the Suns’ horizon

January 3rd, 2013 · 26 Comments

PHOENIX – Alvin Gentry’s patience is being tested. He admitted as much before Wednesday’s win against the Philadelphia 76ers, and at the forefront of his problems has been – and might always be – how he handles his lineups. With this particular roster, change might no longer consist of combination alterations. Some parts of the […]

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Tags: Michael Beasley · P.J. Tucker · Phoenix Suns Analysis