Lakers continue to be linked to P.J. Tucker in trade talks

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon, the Los Angeles Lakers are one of the four teams involved in trade talks with the Houston Rockets for veteran small forward P.J. Tucker:

“The Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and Brooklyn Nets are among teams that have discussed possible deals with the Rockets in recent weeks, sources said.

So far, the Rockets’ preference for a young, productive rotation player in trade talks has been a sticking point with teams, which haven’t been willing to part with that kind of an asset for a 35-year-old on an expiring contract, sources said.”

This season, P.J. Tucker is averaging 4.4 points (36.6% FG, 31.4% on 3-pointers), 4.6 rebounds and 0.9 steals in 30.0 minutes per game, with all of those numbers the worst of his four seasons in Houston.

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