Phoenix Suns 2013-14 Player Grades: P.J. Tucker

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With the Phoenix Suns’ season over, it’s time to take a fond look back on the 2013-14 season and examine how everyone performed. So far we’ve covered Archie Goodwin‘s first NBA seasonShavlik Randolph‘s short stint with the Suns; Miles Plumlee‘s impressive potentialIshmael Smith‘s job as a backup point guardthe return of the Brazilian BlurLeandro Barbosa; rookie Alex Len‘s first season in Phoenix; Marcus Morris‘ development as a shooterChanning Frye‘s inspirational return to the court; and a career year from Gerald Green.

After being drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2006, P.J. Tucker played one underwhelming season in the NBA before playing abroad in Israel, Ukraine, Greece, Italy and Germany. Then, before the 2012-13 season, the Suns signed him to a two-year contract. Though he came to Phoenix as an unknown, he quickly made a name for himself with his endless hustle, fearless rebounding and lockdown defense.

Tucker’s offensive ability didn’t impress anyone in his first season in Phoenix, but he shot a good percentage from the field on a limited number of attempts. In his second year with the Suns, Tucker’s offense still left something to be desired, but it was a major improvement and his finest season yet as an emerging two-way player who can guard an opposing team’s best guy while knocking down a few corner threes on the other end. Here’s a look back on P.J. Tucker’s 2013-14 season.

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