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Suns fans send good wishes to Tucker after trade

Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker gestures after being called for a foul during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

There seem to be positive feelings between P.J. Tucker and Phoenix Suns fans after Tucker was traded right before Thursday’s deadline.

The Suns sent the 31-year-old forward to the Toronto Raptors for two second-round picks and forward Jared Sullinger. Tucker was the longest-tenured player on the Suns roster, joining Phoenix from overseas in 2012.

Tucker is averaging seven points and six rebounds per game this season, earning $5.5 million in the final year of his contract. Over the last five seasons, he played 377 games for the Suns and won the Dan Majerle Hustle Award five straight times.

Fans sent well-wishes to Tucker, who returns to the team that drafted him out of Texas back in 2007.

On the other side of the deal, the reception for the Raptors was generally positive.

Tucker will almost certainly be on a playoff team for the first time in his NBA career. The Raptors are 33-24 and hold the fourth seed in the western conference.


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