July 4, 2022

PJ Tucker Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Personal Life, Shoes, Career, Stats

Pj Tucker Biography

PJ Tucker is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) born on May 5, 1985. His real name is Anthony Leon.

Pj Tucker Age

Pj Tucker is 33 years old as of 2018.

Pj Tucker Net Worth

Pj Tucker has an estimated net worth above $20 million. He recently signed a four year $32 million contract with his current team Huston Rockets in February of 2017.

Pj Tucker Height

Pj Tucker stands at a height of 1.96 m

Pj Tucker Personal Life

Tuckers parents are Anthony and Aleshia Tucker. In his childhood, Tucker grew up living in Germany while his father served in the Army.

Tucker was arrested for DUI by Scottsdale police in May 2014 and received a three-day jail sentence and 11 days of house detention. An ignition interlock device was placed on his vehicles for 18 months as well, a probation was placed on him for five years and was subjected to substance abuse screening and counseling and paid $2,750 in fines, not including court and jail costs of up to $200 per day.

PJ Tucker Photo

Pj Tucker Education

Tucker attended William G. Enloe High School in Raleigh and later a former college basketball player for the University of Texas. At Texas, in his three seasons, he scored 1,169 points, including a career-high 594 in the 2005–06 season. Throughout his career, he had 116 steals, he also had 714 rebounds, 170 assists (including 107 in 2005–06). In the 2005–06 season, he was a second-team All-American and the Big 12 Player of the Year.

Pj Tucker Shoes

Tucker stores hundreds of pairs of basketball shoes in at least four different locations across the country. He self-proclaimed himself as a “sneakerhead” and on August 22, 2016, SLAM Magazine named Tucker the solidified number 1 sneakerhead in the NBA, due to not only his number of shoes, but also their quality. Most of Tuckers’ shoes are rare brands of sneakers from former NBA players such as Shawn Marion, Michael Finley, Josh Howard and Eddie Jones. Some include those worn for Fat Joe when he was a member of the Terror Squad.

Pj Tucker Career

Beginnings and international career
Toronto Raptors selected Tucker with the 35th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft and on July 26, 2006, signed a two-year deal with them. The Raptors announced that Tucker had been sent to the Colorado 14ers of the NBA Development League on January 5, 2007. Colorado, had been designated as Toronto’s D-League affiliate for the 2006–07 season led by head coach Joe Wolf. The Raptors recalled Tucker to the NBA on February 6, 2007. Tucker was sent back to the 14ers on March 6, 2007.

Tucker was waived by the Raptors in order to free a roster spot for Luke Jackson on March 24, 2007. Tucker played a total of 83 minutes during his only season with the Raptors. Tucker took part in 2007 Summer League roster for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Tucker won the MVP trophy and led his team to the league title in the 2007–08 season with Hapoel Holon from Israeli Premier League. Holon broke Maccabi Tel Aviv’s fourteen-year streak as Israeli champions.

He signed with a BC Donetsk team for the 2008–09 season that was just promoted to the Ukrainian Basketball Super League. He led the team to a current third place in the league at its first appearance there, as well as become a Ukrainian SuperLeague All-Star. Tucker finished the season with the highest average of points per game in the league despite a season ending knee injury. Tucker renewed his contract with Donetsk for the 2009–10 season on October 7, 2009. After the team bankrupted he returned to Israel and signed for Bnei HaSharon until the end of the season in March 2010.

He signed with Aris BC for the 2010–11 season in August 2010, but he was released in March 2011. He later signed with Sutor Basket Montegranaro in Italy in April 2011. He signed a one-year deal with Brose Baskets Bamberg of Germany in July 2011. He went on to help Brose Baskets win the 2012 championship; he also won the Finals MVP award.

Phoenix Suns (2012–2017)
Tucker signed a contract to play for Spartak St. Petersburg of Russia during the summer of 2012, but he soon opted out of it to play for the Phoenix Suns’ NBA Summer League team, and on August 1, 2012. He signed a two-year deal with the Suns, with a team option in his second year. Tucker recorded 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block in an 87–85 loss to the Golden State Warriors in his first game back in the NBA. He scored a then career-high 15 points in a 111–108 overtime win over the New Orleans Hornets on November 23, 2012. Tucker made his first start for the Suns on December 31 against the Oklahoma City Thunder, as he started the majority of the Suns’ games for the rest of the 2012–13 NBA season.

Tucker recorded 16 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and 4 steals in a 122–109 win over the Warriors, on February 8, 2014, becoming the first Suns player to have 15 points, 15 rebounds and 4 steals in a game since Shawn Marion in 2007. He tied his career high with a 15-rebound effort against the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 25. Tucker, on April 6, scored a career-high 22 points in a 122–115 win over the Thunder.

The Suns extended Tucker a qualifying offer, on June 27, 2014, making him a restricted free agent. He re-signed with the Suns to a three-year, $16.5 million contract on July 23. He was suspended for the first three games of the 2014–15 season in August 2014, without pay for pleading guilty to driving while under the extreme influence in May 2014. On November 4, 2014, he returned from suspension, to face the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tucker tied his career high of 22 points in a loss to the Thunder on December 31, 2015. He recorded a career-high eight assists in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on January 26, 2016. He scored a career-high 23 points in a 107–104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 14. On April 7, he topped that mark, scoring 24 points in a 124–115 win over the Houston Rockets. In 2015–16, he played in all 82 games for the Suns the only player to do so.
Tucker underwent a successful low back microdiscectomy procedure and was subsequently ruled out for six to eight weeks on September 15, 2016. He was assigned a bench role for the first time since the 2012–13 season when he returned in time for the start of the regular season. In late November following an injury, he returned to the starting lineup to T. J. Warren. He scored a season-high 21 points against the Denver Nuggets on November 27, 2016. Tucker reassumed his bench role in late December following Warren’s return from injury; he continued coming off the bench for the Suns throughout the season until the All-Star break.
Return to Toronto (2017)
Tucker was traded back to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jared Sullinger, on February 23, 2017, second-round draft picks in 2017 and 2018 and cash considerations. In his first game the next day, as a Raptor since 2007, Tucker had a game-high 10 rebounds and nine points in a 107–97 win over the Boston Celtics. After playing 418 games over seven seasons, on April 15, 2017, Tucker made his playoff debut in the Raptors’ 97–83 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. The Raptors went on to defeat the Bucks in six games to move on to the second round, where they faced the Cleveland Cavaliers. There they were swept 4–0 by the Cavaliers. In Game 4 of the series, a 109–102 loss, Tucker had 14 points and 12 rebounds in his first career playoff start.
Houston Rockets from 2017–present.
Tucker signed a four-year, $32 million contract with the Houston Rockets on July 6, 2017. On October 17, 2017, in his debut for the Rockets in their season opener, Tucker scored 20 points in a 122–121 win over the Golden State Warriors. He hit two free throws with 44.1 seconds left to make it 122–121. He scored 18 points and made a career-high five 3-pointers in a 104–103 win over the Suns on March 30, 2018. In Rockets’ fifth game first-round playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Tucker scored a playoff career-high 15 points in a 122–104 series-clinching win. In second-round series against the Utah Jazz, Tucker set a then new playoff career high with 19 points in a 112–102 series-clinching win. Western Conference second game Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Tucker set a new playoff career high with 22 points in a 127–105 win, helping the Rockets tie the series at 1–1. Warriors won over the rockets in seven games.
Tucker set a career high with seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 21 points in a 125–113 win over the Denver Nuggets on January 7, 2019.

Pj Tucker NBA Statistics

Legend

  GP

Games played

  GS

Games started

 MPG

Minutes per game

 FG%

Field goal percentage

 3P%

3-point field goal percentage

 FT%

Free throw percentage

 RPG

Rebounds per game

 APG

Assists per game

 SPG

Steals per game

 BPG

Blocks per game

 PPG

Points per game

 Bold

Career high

Pj Tucker Regular Season Statistics

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

2006–07

Toronto

17

0

4.9

.500

.000

.571

1.4

.2

.1

.0

1.8

2012–13

Phoenix

79

45

24.2

.473

.314

.744

4.4

1.4

.8

.2

6.4

2013–14

Phoenix

81

81

30.7

.431

.387

.776

6.5

1.7

1.4

.3

9.4

2014–15

Phoenix

78

63

30.6

.438

.345

.727

6.4

1.6

1.4

.3

9.1

2015–16

Phoenix

82

80

31.0

.411

.330

.746

6.2

2.2

1.3

.2

8.0

2016–17

Phoenix

57

17

28.5

.415

.338

.792

6.0

1.3

1.5

.2

7.0

2016–17

Toronto

24

4

25.4

.406

.400

.688

5.4

1.1

1.3

.2

5.8

2017–18

Houston

82

34

27.8

.390

.371

.717

5.6

.9

1.0

.3

6.1

Career

500

324

27.8

.426

.356

.748

5.7

1.5

1.2

.3

7.4

Pj Tucker Play Offs

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

2017

Toronto

10

1

25.1

.367

.321

.625

5.7

1.1

.6

.3

5.0

2018

Houston

17

17

33.5

.481

.467

.667

6.5

1.3

.6

.8

8.9

Career

27

18

30.4

.446

.427

.654

6.2

1.2

.6

.6

7.4

Pj Tucker Instagram

 

View this post on Instagram

 

Under no condition.. will you ever catch me slippin

A post shared by P.J. Tucker (@pjtucker) on Mar 19, 2019 at 11:00pm PDT