P.J. Tucker), born on May 5, 1985 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, is an American professional basketball player who serves as a shooting guard/small forward.
Location: F (No. 17)
Height: 1.96 meters / 6 feet 5
Weight: 111 kg/245 lbs
Team: Philadelphia 76ers
School: University of Texas
Draft: No. 5 pick in the second round of 2006
Salary this season: $7 million
He was selected by the Toronto Raptors with the 35th pick in the second round of the 2006 NBA Draft and sent him to the Development League. In his rookie period, Tucker’s four-faced style of play led to him being cut by the Raptors and forced to continue his career in the European League. During his professional career, Tucker continued to train his shooting skills. In this era of focusing on 3D players, Tucker’s efforts have been rewarded. He returned to his NBA career and competed for the Bucks from an unknown second-round pick with his overseas training results. The champion, despite playing just 43 games in one year during his Bucks tenure, 23 of which came in the playoffs, Tucker is a fan favorite. Signed with the Miami Heat on August 7, 2021.
Tucker is a reliable corner three-point shooter, and the team’s defensive finisher lacks the ability to handle the ball when he can play multiple positions.