Shams provides update on P.J. Tucker's situation with Clippers

P.J. Tucker, LA Clippers
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There have not been a lot of minutes to go around on the LA Clippers this season. Since the trade for James Harden was made, the Clippers' four stars have taken up a large bulk of the rotation.

Other established role players have taken up a lot of the remaining minutes from there. As a result, one of the players who has found themselves buried deep in the rotation is P.J. Tucker.

On Monday, Shams Charania provided an update on where Tucker stands with the Clippers. The veteran wing has reportedly "expressed frustration about his current situation with the team, and both sides are discussing ways to resolve a role for him there or elsewhere, according to league sources."

Shams also revealed that other teams around the association have been paying attention to Tucker and his situation, possibly hoping to sign him in the case of a buyout.

P.J. Tucker is frustrated with his situation in LA

This report should come as no shock to those who have followed Tucker's performance with the Clippers this season. He has received a DNP in LA's last five games, and failed to score a point in the previous six games he appeared in before that.

It is obvious that as the second-oldest player in the NBA, P.J. Tucker is valuable mostly for his defense. His play style typically becomes more valuable in a playoff setting, but it is clear that he has provided very little value to the Clippers this season.

As a result, Head Coach Tyronn Lue has been forced to go away from him in favor of Terance Mann and others, a decision that has been paying off. Now, Tucker is seeking either a change in his role or possibly even a change of scenery.

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It will be up to the coaching staff to work out a solution on the veteran's playing time. But if he can not be a net positive for the Clippers on the floor, there will be no reason for him to be back in the rotation.