Evaluating Each Suns Frontcourt Player After 21 Games

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P.J. Tucker

Dec 10, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) is defended by Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Stats: 31.5 MPG, 9.4 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.3 APG, .450 FG%, .481 3p%

P.J. Tucker made a name for himself with the Suns last year because of pure hustle and effort along with defensive tenacity. Every star the SUns went up against was Tucker’s assignment on the defensive end, and he held most of them to mediocre days.

This season, Tucker has continued to do just that. He goes after all of the 50-50 balls, and will give all he’s got on every rebound opportunity. Now however, Tucker has added a new weapon to his arsenal. He has quickly become quite thefan of the corner three, and is doing very well with it.  He’s converted on more three point field goals(26) than even Goran Dragic(20), and is only four behind MArcus Morris for third total on the SUns team.

Tucker is extremely valuable to the Suns because he can do just about anything at least decently. His ferocious determination coupled with his new-found shooting stroke  make  him one of the most important players to the Suns 2013 campaign.

Grade: A+