P.J. Tucker Removed From Lineup Due To Frustration Over Lack Of Trade, Uncertain To Return

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P.J. Tucker was scratched from the Houston Rockets lineup due to his frustration over not being traded to a contender.

It is uncertain if and when Tucker will return to the lineup.

The Rockets have had trade discussions with the Lakers, Heat, Nets, and Bucks involving Tucker, and are expected to find a deal before the March 25 trade deadline.

The team is looking for a young, productive rotation player in return.

Tucker is currently in the final season of a four-year, $32 million deal.

The Rockets thought they were closing to signing a two-year extension with Tucker for $17 million and $10 million guaranteed. Tucker’s camp countered with a offer of a guaranteed two-year deal worth $24 million.