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A great story about a former Texas Longhorn's long road back to the NBA

IThe Phoenix Suns lost their regular-season opener on Wednesday night, 87-85, against the Golden State Warriors but one member of the Suns is a giant winner. Well, we're all winners but former Texas Longhorns forward P.J. Tucker was the biggest winner for the Suns.

UT fans probably forgot that in 2006 Tucker was the Big 12 player of the year. He was a second round pick by the Raptors but didn't stick; he played just 17 NBA games before he began the international circuit.

Before Wednesday night, the last time Tucker played an NBA regular season game was March 3, 2007 in a loss against the Cavaliers.

After that Tucker played in Puerto Rico, Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Isreal and in Germany. He was an MVP in Isreal and for his German team in the German League Finals.

He was a member of the Suns summer league team, and actually stuck.

In 23 minutes against the Warriors on Thursdaynight, Tucker was 5-of-9 for 10 points with two rebounds.


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Stan Hutto

I really think you should get or pay attention to a spell-check program - its "Israel" not "Isreal" which you typed out twice, so I'm pretty sure that you really don't know how to spell it correctly, and possibly pronounce it without a severe Texas accent, which could explain the mistake.

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