PJ Tucker has often had the finishing touches of many bully members from Giannis Antetokounmpo. He’s clearly happy to be on the Bucks now.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been one of the best regular-season teams in the NBA for the past few years. However, that has not translated into success in the following season.
To rectify this, the franchise has introduced many new players who will strengthen the roster around Giannis Antetokounmpo. And one of the most recent finds was PJ Tucker.
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Tucker was a high-profile career player for the Houston Rockets in their years of title conquest. However, with the franchise now rebuilding, they chose to send Tucker away for younger players and assets.
With PJ Tucker now in Milwaukee, the player spoke out about his first interaction with Giannis Antetokounmpo after being on the same team.
“I don’t need your protection”: PJ Tucker to Giannis Antetokounmpo after joining the Milwaukee Bucks
Speaking on the subject when he met Giannis Antetokounmpo, he had this to say:
“He looked at me and I looked at him and we both said the same thing. It was like, “I don’t have to go against you anymore.” And I said, ‘Yes. And I don’t need your protection anymore. ‘And we both laughed because we had some great battles. ”
The NBA has released their updated MVP ratings:
1) Nikola Jokic
2) Damian Lillard
3) Giannis Antetokounmpo
4) LeBron James
5) Joel Embiid
– Legion Circles (@LegionHoops) March 19, 2021
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When the Houston Rockets played the Milwaukee Bucks, PJ Tucker’s defensive assignment was the Greek Freak. And with both of them elite at their jobs, it makes sense that they were relieved that they no longer had to go against each other.
Looking ahead though, the Milwaukee Bucks hope Tucker’s experience in the playoffs can help the franchise get over their crotch after the season. And if they can, we may see Giannis Antetokounmpo take on Larry O’Brien in 2021.