Phoenix Suns Player of the Week: Dragic, Marcus, or Tucker?

Christian Petersen

This was a less than stellar week for the Suns, going 1-3 in all. But even with the losses, there were still some players who stepped up. Who deserves to be named the player of the week?

The Finalists

Goran Dragic aka "The Slovenian Slasher"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Points: 18.5 FG%: .423 Assists: 7.8 Steals: 1.5 Rebounds: 2.5

Dragic had a good week overall. He set a new season high in points at home against the Kings with 31. And although he turned the ball over more than he should have, he also upped his assist totals and continued his aggressive style of play throughout the adversity.

This hasn't been an easy stretch for Dragic, playing without Bledsoe has proven to be more difficult than many of us probably realized. However, he has played with maximum effort, leading the Suns in scoring this week while also leading them in assists.

Marcus Morris aka "The Silent Assassin"

Weekly Stat Averages:

Points: 13.2 FG%: .752 3pt%: .708 Rebounds: 5.0

Initially, some may be surprised to see Marcus on this list, but take a step back and look at how he's performed over the past week, and it becomes more obvious. Although Markieff Morris has proven to be consistently inconsistent, Marcus Morris is quietly in the midst of having one of the most efficient stretches of his NBA career.

Over the past week, he averaged 18 minutes per game, and 13.2 points. Not only that, but he was selective with his shots, and scored them at an extremely high percentage. Marcus led the Suns in field goal percentage and three-point percentage over this past week, and has made the most of his minutes by contributing with not only shooting, but rebounding as well. Marcus has been one of the Suns' best and most consistent bench players this season, and this week was no exception.

P.J. Tucker aka "Corner Pocket "

Weekly Stat Averages:

Points: 12.5 FG%: .592 Assists: 2.0 Steals: .5 Rebounds: 5.0

P.J. Tucker was one of the main reasons the Suns beat the Bobcats in their only win of the week, and he fought hard to keep the Suns competitive. Tucker has been one of the unsung heroes of the Suns this season, and his hustle and aggressive style of play helps set the expectation for the other young players on the team.

Not only has Tucker continued to play with the relentless hustle that helped make him a fan favorite last season, he improved his shooting and found his new favorite spot on the court to make the other team pay...the corner three.



The Player of the Week

P.J. Tucker

P.J. Tucker deserves to be recognized this week as one of the new leaders of the team who inspires others to hustle and play hard while leading by example. Tucker was one of the main reasons the Suns were able to pull out a victory in Charlotte Friday night, and he continues to be one of the most consistent positives for the Suns every time he steps on the court

Tucker has worked hard to improve his offensive game after earning a reputation as a tenacious defender last season. This plan seems to be working for him as he has developed one of the most consistent strokes from the corner in the entrie league. In fact, P.J. tucker is currently tied for 10th place in highest three-point percentage thus far, and nearly all of those shots have come from that corner area that he has seemingly perfected.

P.J. has stepped up his game in a big way this season, while still continuing to hustle on every play and defend some of the best players on the opposing teams. Tucker deserves to be recognized this week for his hard work and consistency on both ends of the court. He remains one of the Suns most underrated players.

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