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Report: Suns reach three-year, $16.5 million deal to keep P.J. Tucker

Phoenix Suns v Houston Rockets

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 5: P.J. Tucker #17 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a play during the game against the Houston Rockets on February 5, 2014 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Every team could use a little muscle up front, the Phoenix Suns are going to keep theirs from last season.

The Suns have reached a three-year, $16.5 million deal to keep power forward P.J. Tucker in house, something first reported by Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports and since confirmed by other reports.

That’s a fair price. Tucker was a fan favorite and a gritty enforcer, a defensive specialist who shot 38.7 percent from three last season to provide a little value at the other end.

Tucker had been in talks with the Suns for a few days and this early in free agency, with so many bigger names out there other teams hadn’t focused on him yet.