HoopsHype PJ Tucker rumors

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"It's a business," Tucker said of holding out Dragic at Utah, who could help the Suns to a second draft lottery pick if they pass the Los Angeles Lakers. "All that stuff doesn't matter. We're going to play regardless of who they play or don't play. "I watch college and nobody there could impact the team like what people think. There are no game-changers. That's so irrelevant to guys in the locker room." USA Today Sports

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It has been fun for Telfair to be on the other side of a targeting defense. He always sought steals and had a competitive nature but he realizes that channeling that into a shut-down mentality has kept him in the rotation. “I’m out there denying the ball from guys where they aren’t getting as many touches,” Telfair said. “I like to see that frustration. It makes a guy do something different than he does every night. They push me plenty. I just get in a guy, lean on them, put my weight on, put my hands on them, hold them. They don’t like that at all. They’ll let you know, ‘When I get it, I’m scoring,” so it feels good when I shut them down.” After being away from the NBA, Tucker relishes the role even after being a go-to scorer for overseas teams for years. “It’s a pleasure when you get a guy mad,” Tucker said. “When they’re fussing and there’s a little talking and you’re getting under their skin, you want to keep doing it just to completely take them out of their games. That’s a part of taking over games to win.” Arizona Republic

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Jared Dudley donated $5,000 to Phoenix Children's hospital on Thursday, and passed out donation "bears" to kids with PJ Tucker, Kendall Marshall and Markieff Morris. I myself became a "monthly miracle maker" for the second time - a minimal $20/month for a year. It's nothing to me, and so much more to those kids. Bright Side of the Sun

August 1, 2012 Updates

The Phoenix Suns today signed forward P.J. Tucker, the team has announced. “In Las Vegas this summer P.J. impressed our entire front office and coaching staff with his approach to the game, both on and off the court,” said Suns General Manager Lance Blanks. “It was obvious to all of us that P.J.’s aggressive style of play will fit well with our organization. We are very excited to have him as part our team going forward.” NBA.com

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Tucker knows it all too well because that was his 2006-07 experience with Toronto, which included 17 appearances, D-League duty and a March waiver that started his circuitous path back to the NBA. The time and experiences gave Tucker a greater maturity that led to a return to the NBA with the Suns, who will sign the burly, versatile forward to a two-year contract with partial guarantees on the first year. Arizona Republic

July 23, 2012 Updates

The time and experiences gave (PJ) Tucker a greater maturity that led to a return to the NBA with the Suns, who will sign the burly, versatile forward to a two-year contract with partial guarantees on the first year. To realize to his dream of returning to the NBA, Tucker is taking less than half of the salary he would have made overseas to join the Suns at potentially $762,195 for the first season Arizona Republic

"It's been a long, grueling journey but it's fulfilling," Tucker, 27, said. "I was so resentful in Toronto because I wasn't playing much. I was throwing fits. I was so young-minded. I didn't get the big picture or that it's a business. You have to understand your role on a team. You see kids come after you and do the same thing. So many never play and say they got screwed by the GM or coach. When you can be real with yourself and understand why, that's really when it comes to life." Arizona Republic

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