After four seasons the Houston Rockets and P.J. Tucker have parted ways. Tucker along with Rodions Kurucs was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for a 2023 first round pick and two players, D.J. Augustin and D.J. Wilson.
From the Houston Rockets:
The Rockets also received the right to swap their 2021 second round pick for Milwaukee’s 2021 first round pick (Top 9 protected), while the Bucks re-acquired their 2022 first round pick which Houston obtained from Cleveland as part of a four-team trade earlier this season.
Tucker spent the past three and a half seasons with the Rockets while averaging 6.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.18 steals in 268 games with 220 starts. Since the start of 2012-13, he has played the most games of any player in the league.
Kurucs was acquired by Houston from Brooklyn earlier this season as part of a four-team trade with Cleveland and Indiana. He appeared in 11 games as a Rocket.
Tucker has been a defensive powerhouse and difference-maker during his tenure with the Houston Rockets and he will now have a chance to compete for a title with the Bucks.
Tucker wrote a farewell message on an IG post that said:
“It’s crazy, but for a place that I love with all my heart, I can’t find the words to describe how much the City of Houston means to me. The city embraced me from day one and stole my heart, with all the love I was shown.
I gave my blood, sweat, and tears on the floor and sacrificed it all to try and bring a chip (championship) to the city. H-Town, thank you for giving me some of the best years of my life. I won’t soon forget you.”