Eric Pincus: PJ Tucker has $2.6 mil guaranteed in his 4th year at $8.0 mil – 1st season $7.6 mil @BBallInsiders Toronto Raptors
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Shams Charania: Free agent P.J. Tucker has reached agreement on a deal with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell The Vertical.
Shams Charania: Tucker has agreed to a four-year, $32M deal with the Rockets, league sources tell The Vertical.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets will sign Tucker using their mid-level exception, source said. Reason it was important to do the trade for Paul, to have full MLE.
Chris Haynes: Sacramento’s meeting with PJ Tucker will take place in Philadelphia on Sunday, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Pina: Source: Sacramento is showing interest in PJ Tucker
Chris Haynes: Sacramento Kings have scheduled a face-to-face meeting with PJ Tucker over the weekend, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Haynes: Toronto brass meeting with free-agent swingman PJ Tucker in Philadelphia at some point after midnight, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Toronto Raptors remain interested in re-signing P.J. Tucker and will meet with him on Saturday, league sources told Basketball Insiders.
Point guard aside, the Knicks are interested in tough-minded veterans such as P.J. Tucker, according to sources, and are looking, in particular, for players who can compete on both ends of the floor.
The club has preliminary interest in two-way veteran and free agent P.J. Tucker, per league sources. Jeff Hornacek coached Tucker in Phoenix and praised Tucker last season as a strong locker-room leader and intense defender.
Josh Lewenberg: Ujiri on the trade deadline deals for Ibaka/Tucker-“One of the reasons we did it was for their rights… We need a training camp (together)”
“I’ve got to keep playing for my team,” Tucker told Basketball Insiders. “I’m a Phoenix Sun right now. This is the last year of my contract, but as of now, I’m a Phoenix Sun. So I’m going to keep playing until somebody tells me otherwise. In this league, it’s part of the business, especially coming up in a contract year. So for me, it’s just staying focused and being ready to play every night.”
“Just somewhere that fits me,” Tucker told Basketball Insiders. “Phoenix has been great to me. I’ve been here five years. It’s been a great five years, somewhere I would love to be for a long time. So places like this, where I just fit and they understand me and let me be myself. It’s a big factor for me.”
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October 16, 2017 | 8:06 pm EDT Update
Free agent forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Denver Nuggets, league sources told ESPN. Denver will likely waive veteran guard Jameer Nelson to make room on the 15-man roster for Jefferson, league sources said.
A Cavs source tells ESPN that Kendrick Perkins’ “weight and game look like his early OKC days” as CLE’s G-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, signed Perkins on Monday. The Cavs believe Perkins can be a hybrid player/teacher for a team this season, in the mold of Nazr Mohammed, Nick Collison and Elton Brand.
Logan Murdock: Warriors forward Omri Casspi has been upgraded to probable for tomorrow’s game against Houston. Iguodala remains questionable.