Suns trade P.J. Tucker to Raptors
The Toronto Raptors have added yet another defense-first forward.
Tucker is limited offensively, but he is a tenacious defender who relishes physical defensive play. He is best suited to guarding wings or small-ball fours - a particular weakness for the Raptors in recent seasons.
Tucker will most likely play as the backup small forward serving as an insurance policy behind the injury-hobbled DeMarre Carroll.
As for the Suns, they salvaged some value for Tucker who is on an expiring contract. They had hoped for a first, but two seconds is a worthy consolation for a 31-year-old slated to leave.
Phoenix also receives Sullinger, who is an expiring deal with some modest promise. A foot injury cost him most of the season and rendered him largely unplayable.