PJ TUCKER A ROCKET

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rockets13champs, Jul 1, 2017.

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Do you like the signing of PJ Tucker to a four-year, $32 million deal?

Poll closed Jul 22, 2017.
  1. YES

    477 vote(s)
    84.4%
  2. NO

    88 vote(s)
    15.6%
  1. DaGreatest

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    That's a great pickup, high intensity championship caliber role player. Love his fire and mental toughness. Something I hope rubs off on Ryan timid a$$
     
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  2. TheGreat

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    Already 33 years of age and signing him to a 4 year contract? No bueno
     
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  3. thedude077

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    I don't know nothing about this guy. Can some please explain the type of player he is? Was this a good sign?
     
  4. FLASH21

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    Si! Good deal.
     
  5. Aruba77

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    i don't know what all this 4 talk is; he's a 3. he's 6'5". I get small ball and all, but Tucker's position is small forward, and he can guard multiple positions.

    Last year he shot a high percentage 3pt (40%). He plays very good defense (he averages about 2 steals per 36 min). He doesn't turn the ball over. And he's one of the best rebounding small forwards in the league.

    I don't like it as a 4-yr deal,, but he's probably worth about $8 mil a year in the near-term.

    Ariza/ Tucker is a very solid 3-spot defensively, and more than serviceable offensively. It's a fit when you consider the scoring power of a guard rotation of Harden, Gordon, and Paul.
     
  6. juanm34

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  7. Nook

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    #1 He has his marching orders from his owner to spend money and win now at all costs.
    #2 He is maximizing Harden and Paul's prime. Once Harden is older and Paul is gone, you are looking at a substantial rebuild. You go for now.
    #3 Tucker's deal isn't very much money and and is very tradeable.
     
  8. DaGreatest

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    Yea we need frontcourt help bc Ryan the 80 million dollar b1tch is not a front court player.
     
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  9. Reeko

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    with Harden, CP3, and MDA, we're gonna be an elite offensive team no matter what

    the biggest thing we needed to improve was our below average defense

    if we can be top 3 on offense and close to top 10 on defense then we're closing in on true contender status

    now if Morey can just swing a deal for Melo to give us another legit option on offense
     
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  10. samtaylor

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    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    Is he signed signed or is there a chance to ship the non-guaranteeds out and keep the MLE?
     
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  12. DreamShook

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    This is just like when Morey was building a team around TMAC. Morey realized that TMAC wasn't the strongest leader and went out to build a team of leaders to run with him. Yao, Artest, (a young)Lowry*, Chuck, Deke, Scola, Battier.

    Now, after game 5 and a disastrous Game 6, Morey has realized that maybe Harden needs a little toughness and maturity and now he is going after those players.

    I like it.
     
  13. Dr of Dunk

    Dr of Dunk Clutch Crew

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    I agree with pretty much everything you said, but one correction to the above... he only shot around 36% last year. Still respectable.
     
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  14. Spoolxx

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    No he doesn't lol.

    Last 3 seasons:

    2016-17: .357
    2015-16: .330
    2014-15: .345
     
  15. ryano2009

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    Huh...?!?!? Waaat??
     
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  16. YOLO

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    All those battles vs phx and him going at harden. Now he's a rocket
     
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  17. Brown Lost It

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    so that leaves the 3.2 million low level exception and the 11 milli trade exception at our disposal?
     
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  18. ashleyem

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    I hate Ariza. Rockets wouldn't go far with him starting.
     
  19. Nimo

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    He is no Ariza. I don't want Tucker guarding SFs but he's a decent backup SG
     
  20. Reeko

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    he's a tenacious defender...he gives 100% effort on that end

    he's an average, low volume 3 point shooter but is otherwise limited offensively

    he's already 32, so I honestly don't like giving him 4 years at all, but he will help us
     
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