The Houston Rockets Sign P.J. Tucker to a Four-Year, $32 Million Deal

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The Rockets are making some moves late at night to bolster the roster.

Daryl Morey and the rest of the front office are up and at it for some late night moves. They have improved the Rockets with a 3-and-D player in P.J. Tucker. Tucker is coming to Houston on a 4-year, $32 million deal. The team has long been after this player and they finally get the chance to add him to the roster. How will he fit with the team next season?

Rockets have reached an agreement with Raptors forward P.J. Tucker, source said. @ShamsCharania first. Four years, $32 million.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 2, 2017

Fit with the Team

P.J. Tucker fits perfectly with what the Houston Rockets have going with D’Antoni. He is a defensive-minded player who can play the small forward and shooting guard. He also shoots the ball well from downtown, which will be welcomed in H-Town. Last season from deep, he shot around 36% but improved his shot even more once he got to Toronto. With the Raptors, he shot 40% from 3 and continued to play strong defense.

As with their other targets today, Tucker fits in the Rockets' determination to land a defensive-minded wing, toughness.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 2, 2017

Tucker will be a great signing for Houston. He will have more open looks than he ever has had before playing next to Chris Paul and James Harden. He also can be a part of a lineup that can lock down the opposing team, such as Paul/Harden/Tucker/Ariza/Capela.

P.J. Tucker is also incredibly affordable. Getting such a valuable player for $8 million a year is a bargain. The Rockets will use their mid-level exception they got from the Chris Paul trade to sign Tucker. Also, take a look at this insane stat that Feigen retweeted.

PJ Tucker posted an eFG% of 81% on unguarded spot up jumpers in the half court on limited attempts with the Raptors.

— Synergy Sports Tech (@SynergySST) July 2, 2017

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