Houston Rockets trade Tucker to Bucks in four-player deal | Inquirer Sports

Houston Rockets trade Tucker to Bucks in four-player deal

/ 04:04 PM March 20, 2021
PJ Tucker Rockets trade

FILE — Former Houston Rocket P.J. Tucker handles the ball down the court during the first half of a NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on August 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida  Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images/AFP 

P.J. Tucker, who had asked for a trade from the Houston Rockets, was sent to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday as part of a four-player NBA deal with draft picks.

The Rockets entered a rebuilding stage with earlier trades of James Harden and Russell Westbrook and Tucker, a 35-year-old forward in the final year of his contract, wanted to join a contending club.

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Houston sent Tucker and Latvian forward Rodions Kurucs to the Bucks for guard D.J. Augustin, big man D.J. Wilson and Milwaukee’s 2023 first-round NBA Draft pick.

Milwaukee also got back its 2022 first-round NBA Draft pick, which the Rockets had obtained from Cleveland in a four-team deal earlier this season.

“P.J. Tucker checks all the boxes,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a statement. “He’s a great teammate who brings a veteran presence with playoff experience.”

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Tucker is averaging 4.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists this season.

Kurucs went from Brooklyn to Houston earlier this season as part of the deal for Harden.

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