Suns Trade Tucker to Raptors for Sullinger and Two Second Round Picks

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The Phoenix Suns have traded small forward PJ Tucker to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for center Jared Sullinger and two second round NBA Draft picks; one in 2017, and one in 2018.

Tucker, 31, has been in the NBA for 6 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 82 games and averaged 31.0 minutes per game, 8.0 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 1.3 steals per game. He shot 41.1% from the field, 33.0% from 3-point range, and 74.6% from the free throw line.

This season, Tucker has played in 57 games and averaged 28.5 minutes per game, 7.0 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 1.3 assists per game, 0.2 blocks per game, and 1.5 steals per game. He is shooting 41.5% from the field, 33.8% from 3-point range, and 79.2% from the free throw line.

Over his 6-year NBA career, Tucker has played in 394 games and averaged 28.0 minutes per game, 7.8 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 1.6 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 1.2 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 43.4% from the field, 34.7% from 3-point range, and 75.3% from the free throw line.

Sullinger, 24, has been in the NBA for 5 seasons and has played for 2 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 81 games and averaged 23.6 minutes per game, 10.3 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game, 0.6 blocks per game, and 0.9 steals per game. He shot 43.5% from the field, 28.2% from 3-point range, and 64.0% from the free throw line.

This season, Sullinger has played in 11 games and averaged 10.7 minutes per game, 3.4 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, 0.3 assists per game, 0.1 blocks per game, and 0.4 steals per game. He is shooting 31.9% from the field, 16.7% from 3-point range, and 50.0% from the free throw line.

Over his 5-year NBA career, Sullinger has played in 269 games and averaged 24.3 minutes per game, 10.8 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.6 blocks per game, and 0.7 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 43.6% from the field, 27.2% from 3-point range, and 72.3% from the free throw line.

 

-Asher Fair