Rockets’ PJ Tucker continues to draw interest from contenders

Rockets small forward P.J. Tucker reacts to a play vs. the Hawks. - AP file

There remains no shortage of interest in Houston Rockets small forward P.J. Tucker, who remains available and is highly likely to be moved ahead of the March 25 trade deadline.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, plenty of contenders are expressing interest in the veteran 3-and-D specialist — especially given that Tucker has an expiring contract.

The list supposedly includes the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor also recently reported on the Bucks’ interest in Tucker.

“He is a stout defender who could thrive in small-ball lineups next to Giannis,” O’Connor wrote. “Tucker turns 36 in May and will be a free agent this offseason, but the trade possibilities are limited with an empty asset cupboard.”

Like most teams, the Rockets are expected to ramp up trade talks over the All-Star break this week. How soon Tucker is moved will depend on their asking price, Charania noted.

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Sam Amico
Sam Amico is the founder and senior writer of FortyEight Minutes. He has covered the NBA on a full-time basis for OutKick, Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, and has been a regular contributor to CBS Sports, the Boston Herald and NBA.com.

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