News – USA – Like PJ Tucker would fit on the Los Angeles Lakers


LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – 10 SEPTEMBER: LeBron James # 23 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives the ball against P.J Tucker # 17 of the Houston Rockets during the first quarter in game four of the second round of the Western Conference during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at the AdventHealth Arena in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on Jan. September 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida NOTE TO USER: The user expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and / or using this photo, the user agrees to the terms of the Getty Images license agreement (Photo by Michael Reaves / Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Lakers were recently mentioned by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski as potentially interested in P.J. Tucker, in the final year of his contract, and amid a reorganization of the Houston Rockets, a team no longer fighting for the championship, they will likely try to trade the veteran for something in return

The Lakers, who are always on the phone, could be a great landing spot for Tucker as he would make a solid addition to the team

While it remains to be determined what the missiles would get in return for a potential deal, he would certainly add LA’s wing chord, which is helpful at this moment without Anthony Davis, but that will be of great benefit in the long run also

It remains to be seen how the Lakers can get him, but should he land in Los Angeles, Tucker would likely take over Markieff Morris’ minutes (whether he’s gone or not) since the wing rotation is already occupied and Morris was in it Season a little disappointing

Although we haven’t had a great season so far, PJ would be a solid veteran presence on the ground for a competing team sharing the pitch with LeBron James, his fit is undeniable.Rob Pelinka is always on the lookout for shots to bypass the Chosen, and that’s exactly what the 35-year-old does

A 359 percent three-point shooter, Tucker’s offensive role over the past three years in Houston has been to add to James Harden, who was basically standing on the bow waiting for his pass to trigger the long shot

The corner is his most famous and popular spot, which is the perfect place for clearing. This season, 82 percent of his three-point attempts come from the corner, and he hits them with 367 percent accuracy

That tendency would be reflected very well on the Lakers offensive, even if Anthony Davis returns to the lineup after his Achilles injury.In the meantime, playing for a second unit will also be of great benefit to LA, in the Montrezl Harrell is long minutes in the middle

The 2019-2020 season hasn’t been that good for Tucker so far, and all of his numbers have declined, but the unstable situation in Houston (coupled with the uncertainty of his future) certainly played a role

He would definitely benefit from joining a much more stable situation and having a cause as great as the championship within reach.Former Sun and Raptor has always been fully committed to the ultimate goal and has made a valuable contribution to actually increasing his production in the playoffs constantly

On the defensive, the Lakers would add a great defender to the best defense in the league that looks scary

Although Tucker never (!) forms an all-defensive team, he is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in the league. In the last three seasons he has averaged 28 defensive profit-sharing

His ability to hold multiple positions, his tenacity, and drive make him a die-hard, versatile goalkeeper that everyone would love to have on the floor, despite his size, he is able to take on bigger players thanks to his strength (officially listed 245 lbs) which makes it perfect for turning on the pick and roll and causing some problems in the low post

Oh, and he has the longest active streak of back-to-back games that speaks out loud for his stamina and solidity

Tucker has come to a point in his career where he wants to win a ring.His best days are long gone and despite a difficult start to his career, he managed to make a fair amount of money when he finished a 32- Playing a million dollar contract, his next deal won’t be that high

He’s going to be looking for the best chance to capitalize on his later years anyway, so it would be important that he end this season on a team that gives him a real shot at the championship

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News – USA – Like PJ Tucker would fit on the Los Angeles Lakers