There were previously rumors that the Phoenix Suns could be working on a sign-and-trade deal that would involve 29-year-old forward PJ Tucker. However, it now seems that the team is ready to keep one of their key free agents.
According to Paul Coro of Arizona Sports, Tucker and the Suns have agreed to a three-year deal worth $16.5 million.
The #Suns have agreed to a three-year, $16.5M contract with restricted free agent P.J. Tucker. They keep their leader and top defender.
— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) July 10, 2014
Last year, Tucker averaged a career-high 9.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 30.7 minutes.
He will look to build off of those numbers this season and continue to help the Suns defense with his nice new deal.
Tucker has been in and out of the NBA throughout his professional career, but he has found a home in Phoenix since signing with the Suns back in 2012.
Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout the remainder of the NBA Free Agency period for the latest news, rumors and signings from around the league.
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