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Rap­tors ac­quire Tucker for Sullinger, picks

TORONTO — The Toronto Rap­tors have ac­quired guard/for­ward P.J. Tucker from the Phoenix Suns for for­ward Jared Sullinger and two sec­ond-round draft picks. The deal gives Toronto depth a wing po­si­tion that was de­pleted when Ter­rence Ross was sent to Or­lando last week in the trade that brought power for­ward Serge Ibaka to the Rap­tors. Tucker was drafted by the Rap­tors in the sec­ond round of the 2006 Na­tional Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion draft. He played 17 games for Toronto in 2006-07 be­fore be­ing waived to make room for Luke Jack­son. He spent the next five sea­sons in Europe be­fore catch­ing on with the Suns in 2012-13. Tucker has av­er­aged 8.0 points, 5.9 re­bounds and 1.2 steals a game over five sea­sons in Phoenix.

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