Seemingly out of the blue, the Phoenix Suns have reportedly agreed to sign P.J. Tucker to a new contract...$16.5 million over a three year period. The third year also apparently includes a non guaranteed $3.8 million as part of the deal.
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
P.J. Tucker has not signed his 3-year, $16.5M deal with the #Suns yet but the agreement includes a non-guaranteed $3.8M in the third year.— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) July 11, 2014
More clearly stated, $3.8M of P.J. Tucker's third-year salary will not be guaranteed. That is not a $16.5M contract's 3rd-year salary. #Suns— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) July 11, 2014
Tucker had expressed his interest in staying with Phoenix, and it looks like both sides will be able to make it work in what seems to be a very reasonable deal for the Suns.
The deal has not been finalized yet, but all indications are that Tucker and the Suns have made an agreement.
Good for P.J...Great for Phoenix and the Suns' fans.
A win-win all around
No word yet if he intends to keep his word about playing for the Suns' Summer League team.